United Nations General Assembly and Security Council Elect Five Members of International Court of Justice

The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations on 12 November (2020) elected five Members of the International Court of Justice for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2021. Judges Xue Hanqin (China), Peter Tomka (Slovakia), Julia Sebutinde (Uganda) and Yuji Iwasawa (Japan) were re-elected as MembersContinue reading “United Nations General Assembly and Security Council Elect Five Members of International Court of Justice”

New President and Vice-President Elected at The International Tribunal for the Law of Sea

Judge Hoffmann (South Africa) was elected by the members of the ITLOS as President and Judge Heidar (Iceland) as Vice-President on 2 October 2020, for the period 2020–2023. The election took place during the fiftieth administrative session of the Tribunal, which is taking place in a hybrid format, with fifteen judges present in the courtroomContinue reading “New President and Vice-President Elected at The International Tribunal for the Law of Sea”

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to Come into Force on 22 January 2021

With the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification or accession on 24 October 2020, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in New York on 7 July 2017, shall enter into force on 22 January 2021, in accordance with its article 15, paragraph which says that the treaty shall enter into force 90Continue reading “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to Come into Force on 22 January 2021”

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