UK withdraws judge from UN court of justice seat bid

UK withdraws judge from UN court of justice seat bid
 

The UK is to lose its seat on the United Nations' International Court of Justice.
It will be the first time it will not have a judge on the bench of 15 in the Hague since the court began its work in 1946.
The UK's current judge, Sir Christopher Greenwood, was hoping to be elected for a second nine-year term.
But the government withdrew him from the race after UN members backed rival Indian candidate Dalveer Bhandari.
The move will allow Mr Bhandari to take up a position on the ICJ, alongside four other judges already elected.
Sir Christopher had the support of the UN Security Council but... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 73
Source: BBC
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