10 Nov New ICJ Judges Elected
Congratulations to two new members of the bench of the International Court of Justice: James Crawford and Kirill Gevorgian. Also, congratulations to Joan Donoghue and Mohammed Bennouna on their reelection. The esteemed judges will commence 9 year terms starting in February 2016.
The voting process and requirements for election under the ICJ statute are described here.
Voting also took place for a fifth position on the bench, however one candidate received a majority in the Security Council and the other candidate received a majority in the General Assembly. As a result, another round of voting is required to finalize the selection for the final position. This is expected to take place later this month.
Update: I’ve just seen that Dapo has a great post on the voting over at EJIL talk. Highly recommended for a more detailed analysis.