UN General Assembly and Security Council elect Julia Sebutinde as a Member of the Court

Posted December 15, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Events ~ 2,590 views


THE HAGUE, 15 December 2011. The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations elected on Tuesday 13 December Ms Julia Sebutinde as a Member of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2012.  Read the biography of Ms Sebutinde.

It is recalled that on 10 November 2011, Judges Hisashi Owada (Japan), Peter Tomka (Slovakia) and Xue Hanqin (China) were re-elected as Members of the Court. On the same day, Mr. Giorgio Gaja (Italy) was elected as a new Member of the Court.

The election of a fifth judge could not be concluded, since no candidate obtained an absolute majority in both the General Assembly and the Security Council. In February 2012, the Court as newly constituted will proceed to elect from among its Members a President and a Vice-President, who will hold office for three years.

* For more information on the composition of the Court, the way in which candidacies are submitted and the election procedure, please refer to Press Release 2011/34, which can be found on the Court’s website ( under the heading “Press Room”.

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