Four out of five global court judges retain seats
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)