Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fourth Judge (Finally) Elected by ICC States Parties; Two More Vacancies to Fill

After several unusual rounds of voting this afternoon, the ICC Assembly of States Parties filled the fourth of six judicial vacancies for which it is holding elections during its tenth session. Following the withdrawal of the Mexican and Costa Rican candidates after the 9th and 10th rounds, respectively, the ASP elected Ogla Herrera Carbuccia of the Dominican Republic in the 12th round of voting. She fell short by two votes in the 11th round. She joins Anthony Carmona of Trinidad and Tobago, Miriam Defensor-Santiago of the Philippines and Robert Fremr of the Czech Republic in being elected to be a judge of the ICC for a non-renewable term of five years.

There are two more judges to be elected, with four candidates remaining in the race: two Europeans and two Africans. The 13th ballot will be held tomorrow afternoon.

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