International Court of Justice to Appoint a New Registrar

UN Photo / ICJ-CIJ / Frank van Beek. Courtesy of the ICJ
UN Photo / ICJ-CIJ / Frank van Beek. Courtesy of the ICJ

Following the decision of the current Registrar of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to step down from his functions, the Court will elect a new Registrar for a term of seven years.

Pursuant to Article 22 of the Rules of Court, the Registrar is elected from amongst candidates proposed by Members of the Court.

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In order to ensure that a wide pool of candidates may be considered for the position and to make the process more transparent, the Court invites qualified candidates to submit applications in accordance with the specified procedure.

Candidates with high moral character must possess the legal, managerial, and diplomatic experience as well as the linguistic knowledge necessary to carry out the functions attached to the post. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2019.

The International Court of Justice, which has its seat in The Hague, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

Photo: ICJ

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