Institute Vice President Elected President of the ICJ
The Institute would like to congratulate one of its Vice Presidents, HE Judge Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC, who has just been elected President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by her peers.
Judge Higgins is the first woman to have been elected President of the Court. She is, moreover, still the only woman ever to have been elected Member of the Court.
The International Court of Justice, composed of 15 Members, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It adjudicates disputes between States and gives advisory opinions to United Nations organs and specialized agencies. There are currently ten cases on the Court's docket.
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