Following the death of Judge Antônio Cançado Trindade of the International Court of Justice on 29 May, the Security Council today set the date for an election to fill this vacancy.
Meeting independently from but concurrently with the General Assembly, the Security Council today filled one open seat in the International Court of Justice.
The Security Council decided today that a vacancy on the International Court of Justice would be filled by election in November.
The Security Council reaffirmed today its ongoing commitment to fostering interaction with the International Court of Justice, as it took note of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations and the 100th anniversary of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice.
Meeting concurrently with the Security Council, the General Assembly today elected five judges — including four incumbents — out of a pool of eight candidates to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to serve nine-year terms beginning 6 February 2021.