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New Judges Elected to the International Court of Justice

On November 7th 2014 the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council filled four out of the five open seats on the International Court of Justice. Judges Mohamed Bennouna of Morocco and Joan E. Donaghue of the United States of America were re-elected, whilst James R. Crawford of Australia and Kirill Gevorgian of the Russian Federation were elected to the Court for the first time. In a further round of voting on 17th November Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica was elected to fill the remaining seat.

We have made freely available some core readings to explain who the judges are, what they do, and how they are appointed.

Image: The original competition-winning design for the Peace Palace by Louis M. Cordonnier; used with permission from the Carnegie Foundation

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