Dr. IWASAWA Yuji as Candidate for the Election of Judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2020
Dr. IWASAWA Yuji as Candidate for the Election of Judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2020.
1. The Government of Japan has decided to support the candidacy of Dr. IWASAWA Yuji, incumbent judge of the ICJ, for judge of the ICJ at the election to be held at the United Nations in autumn 2020. The ICJ is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council.
2. The candidates for the election of judges of the ICJ are nominated by the national groups of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), which is established under the 1907 Hague Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes (Article 4 of the Statute of the ICJ). Dr. IWASAWA Yuji has been nominated by 40 national groups in the Permanent Court of Arbitration and has been endorsed by the Asia-Pacific Group (APG).
3. Dr. IWASWA Yuji is an internationally recognized authority on international law. Currently he is a Vice-Chair of the International Law Association, a member of the Institute of International Law and serving a judge of the ICJ since June 2018. He has also served twice as the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee and also served as a judge of the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal. He has also spent more than 40 years teaching and researching international law.
4. The Government of Japan is convinced that Judge IWASAWA’s re-election to the ICJ will contribute greatly to assuring the effective functioning of the Court, which is of vital importance to the rule of law and peaceful settlement of international disputes.
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