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.
- From The Oxford Handbook of Adjudication—Who are International Judges?
- From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Karin Oellers-Frahm on Judges and Arbitrators
- From The Statute of the International Court of Justice, A Commentary, in-depth explanations of the background and practice relating to the appointment of judges at the ICJ:
- Hugh Thirlway’s The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice analyses how in practice the composition of the Court can change for particular cases. Two chapters examine practice from 1954-1989 and from 1990-2011.
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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Prosecutor v Nizeyimana (Ildéphonse), Decision on Prosecutor’s motion to reconsider the decision on Prosecution’s motion to admit into evidence the statement of General Marcel Gatsinzi pursuant to Rules 89(C) and 92bis, Case no ICTR-00-55C-T, ICL 941 (ICTR 2011), 21st June 2011, Trial Chamber III (ICTR)