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UN picks new judge for World Court, extends terms of judges for war crimes tribunals

The Security Council and the General Assembly today elected Xue Hanqin to fill a vacancy in the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), while the Council separately extended the terms of judges of the UN war crimes tribunals for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Australia launches action against Japan before UN court over whaling dispute

Australia has filed suit at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Japan for allegedly breaching international law regarding whaling, saying its activities cannot be justified on scientific grounds.