The UN Common Meeting and Safety Council elected 4 judges on Thursday from an preliminary pool of six candidates to the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ), which is the very best judicial physique on the planet. The 4 profitable judges had been elected within the fifth spherical of voting to a nine-year time period beginning February 6, 2019.
Lebanese diplomat, tutorial and jurist Dr. Nawaf Salam, who’s additionally serving as Lebanon’s Ambassador and Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations in New York, was among the many 4 judges elected. Dr Salam obtained 135 votes within the Common Meeting and 12 votes within the Safety Council.
That is nice information for Lebanon because it has solely been represented as soon as within the highest judicial physique on the planet since its institution in 1945 and that was in 1965 with Fouad Ammoun.