Xue Hanqin fills vacancy at ICJ 30 Jun 2010
Xue Hanqin of China has been elected to become the newest Judge at the International Court of Justice.

On 29 June 2010 the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly elected Xue Hanqin to fill a vacancy in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Xue Hanqin, a former Chinese diplomat and member of the International Law Commission, replaces Judge Shi Jiuyong, who resigned on 28 May.

Another ICJ Judge, Thomas Buergenthal, announced that he will resign in September 2010. A special election will take place to fill his vacancy on 9 September 2010.  U.S. State Department Principal Deputy Legal Adiser Joan Donoghue  has been nominated by the U.S. National Group to fill the position.

The Security Council also voted to extend the terms of permanent and ad litem judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).



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