Judges from Italy and Uganda Sworn In at International Court
Newly-appointed Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Giorgio Gaja (Italy), delivers his solemn declaration as he is sworn into the Court, inside the Peace Palace’s Great Hall of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands.
The ICJ is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the UN General Assembly and Security Council. In order to ensure a measure of continuity, one third of the Court is elected every three years. Judges are eligible for re-election. ICJ Judges must be elected from among persons of high moral character, who possess the qualifications required in their respective countries for appointment to the highest judicial offices, or are jurisconsults of recognized competence in international law.