Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ICC: Election of Judges

Six judges are being elected at the first resumption of the Seventh Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, now meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City. The first two ballots were conducted yesterday and additional balloting is going on today. On the first ballot, Mohamed Shahabuddeen (Guyana) was elected and Fumiko Saiga (Japan) was re-elected. A third judge - Cuno Tarfusser (Italy) - was elected today on the third ballot.

Back in November, I neglected to mention the activities of the first meeting the Seventh Session of the ASP. One of the important decisions made at that meeting was that Uganda would host the Rome Statute Review Conference during the first half of 2010. Documents are available here.