ICJ: New judges elected to UN's main judicial body
10 November 2011
The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected
four judges to serve on the International Court of Justice (ICJ
), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
After simultaneous rounds of voting in the Assembly and the Council, Italy’s Giorgio Gaja, Japan’s Hisashi Owada, Slovakia’s Peter Tomka and China’s Xue Hanqin were elected to nine-year terms on the ICJ starting on 5 February next year.