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Judge Dalveer Bhandari Is Re-Elected to the International Court of Justice

Published on November 23, 2017
India's Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

  • He was re-elected to the fifth and the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate 
  • He got 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council
  • Bhandari is fourth Indian judge to be elected to ICJ after B.N. Rau, Nagendra Singh and RS Pathak.

What is ICJ?

  • The International Court of Justice is commonly referred to as the World Court, ICJ or The Hague.
  • It is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations 
  • It is located in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands
  • It was founded in 1945 by the UN Charter
  • It is composed of fifteen judges elected to nine-year terms by the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council
  • The five permanent members are France, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Ronny Abraham is the current president of ICJ.
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