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India re-nominates Justice Dalveer Bhandari to ICJ

Dalveer BhandariIndia has re-nominated Justice Dalveer Bhandari as its candidate for another term as judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Justice Bhandari was elected in April 2012 during simultaneous balloting in both the General Assembly and the Security Council to a seat on the ICJ. His current term runs through February next year. India filed Justice Bhandari’s re-nomination yesterday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, ahead of the July 3rd deadline.

The ICJ elections will be held in November and if elected, he will serve a term of nine years. During his term at the ICJ, Justice Bhandari has been engaged actively in the work of the Court. He has delivered individual opinions in eleven cases covering a broad spectrum of subjects such as maritime disputes, whaling in Antarctica, crime of genocide, nuclear disarmament, financing of terrorism and violation of sovereign rights. ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations based in The Hague in the Netherlands.

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