Four out of five global court judges re­tain seats

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - NEW YORK, Fri­day

UN Gen­eral Assem­bly and the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil awarded four out of five judges In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice seats, but the fate of can­di­dates from In­dia and Brazil hung in the bal­ance.

Af­ter five rounds of vot­ing, Le­banese Nawaf Salam­won his bid, as did cur­rent leader of the court Ronny Abra­ham of France, deputy Ab­dulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of So­ma­lia and An­to­nio Au­gusto Can­cado Trindade of Brazil.

The 193 assem­bly and 15 coun­cil mem­bers will re­con­vene Mon­day in the hopes of de­cid­ing be­tween In­dian can­di­date Dalveer Bhan­dari and Bri­ton Christo­pher Green­wood.

The process has proved ar­du­ous: the 193 Assem­bly mem­bers and 15 coun­cil mem­bers must choose the same can­di­dates si­mul­ta­ne­ously while vot­ing with paper bal­lots in separate rooms. To win a spot, con­tenders must also ob­tain a ma­jor­ity of 97 votes in the Assem­bly and eight in the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil. (AFP)

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