Friday, December 1, 2017

Five Judges Elected to the ICJ, Marking First Time that the United Kingdom is Not Represented on the Court

The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council elected five judges last month to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). After five rounds of simultaneous voting, Ronny Abraham (France), Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia), and Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil) were re-elected to the ICJ and Nawaf Salam (Lebanon) was elected for the first time. A run-off between sitting judges Christopher Greenwood (UK) and Dalveer Bhandari (India) was held for the fifth seat on the court. With overwhelming support for Judge Bhandari in the General Assembly, the United Kingdom withdrew Judge Greenwood's candidacy, marking the first time in the history of the court that the ICJ will not have a British judge. Some observers characterized the development as fallout from Brexit. (mew)

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