Dy365 App Twitter Facebook YouTube
India's Justice Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Posted on: 21-11-2017 , 12:15:PM | DY365 Bureau

 Picture Courtesy: The Hindu

November 21, 2017: In a recent development, India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.


Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-and-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ.
In the last round of voting at the UN a week ago, Greenwood secured only 68 votes in the general assembly against Bhandari’s 121 votes. The British candidate, however, had nine votes in the UN Security Council against the Indian’s five. A majority in both the general assembly and Security Council was required to win a place on the ICJ bench.
Once the British candidate withdrew, both the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council formally voted to elect Justice Bhandari, a former Supreme Court judge. He received 183 out of 193 votes in the General Assembly and all the 15 votes in the Security Council, thus paving the way for Bhandari's re-election to the prestigious world court.
Reportedly, UK will not have a judge on the bench of ICJ for the first time in its 71-year history.
The ICJ is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms by the UN general assembly and the UN Security Council.
Four other judges, from Brazil, France, Lebanon and Somalia, had already been elected to the ICJ in the earlier rounds held on November 9, with the fate of the candidates from India and Britain hanging in the balance.

Click here to watch the Live Stream. | High - BB / Droid
Click here to watch Live Stream on iPhone / iPad / iTouch. High| Beta
Dy365 in TATA SKY   Dy365 in Airtel   Dy365 in Dish Tv   Dy365 in Videocon   Dy365 in Big TV   Dy365 in ACC
Channel No : 1953
Channel No : 643
Channel No : 1529
Channel No : 849
Channel No : 784
Channel No : 003
News Sections
Photo Gallery
2009-15 DY365, All rights reserved,
Privacy Policy,
Powered by Web.Com (India) Pvt. Ltd.