10 candidates put forward for vacancies on International Court of Justice

13 September 2002

Ten candidates have been put forward for vacancies on the International Court of Justice, according to a document released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

In the coming months, the Security Council and the General Assembly will elect five judges out of that pool to serve nine-year sentences on the Court beginning next February.

Two of the candidates listed in a note by the Secretary-General to the Council and the General Assembly - Shi Jiuyong of China and Abdul G. Koroma of Sierra Leone - currently serve on the Court, although their terms are set to expire.

The other candidates include Hans Corell of Sweden, Vojin Dimtrijevic of Yugoslavia, John Dugard of South Africa and Walter J. Kamba of Zimbabwe. The remaining nominees are Arthur J. Manase of Zimbabwe, Hisashi Owada of Japan, Bruno Simma of Germany and Peter Tomka of Slovakia.

The new judges will fill vacancies created by the expiration of the terms of Mr. Shi and Mr. Koroma, as well as Shigeru Oda of Japan, Géza Herczegh of Hungary and Carl-August Fleischhauer of Germany.


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