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CHAPTER 9: Section 4 Changes

2017 ICJ election upends the status quo, and also weakens “joint conference” option

2 April 2018

As the outcome of a noteworthy 2017 election in the General Assembly and Security Council, when the judges of the International Court of Justice met on 6 February 2018 to choose their President and Vice-President, it was the first time since the ICJ’s initial meeting in April 1946 that a judge from the United Kingdom was not among them . . .

Differing votes in the Council and Assembly when electing ICJ judges

19 December 2014

In voting which took place on 6 November 2014, the Security Council and the General Assembly simultaneously gave an absolute majority to four candidates for judges of the International Court of Justice, who were thereby elected.  However, for the fifth vacancy, . . .

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