Just in: Ugandan Judge Julia Sebutinde elected Vice President of international Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice has elected Ugandan Judge, Julia Sebutinde as the Vice President peers for a term of 3 years.
Sebutinde has been a member of the court since 6th February 2012. Before joining the court, she was a judge at the special court for Sierra Leone from 2005-2011.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa was full of praise for the newly elect, he noted that;
"Your esteemed colleagues on the bench have recognized your exceptional qualifications and dedication to the pursuit of justice. This appointment is a testament to your unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of fairness and equity."
He also added that, "As you assume this significant role, I trust that you will continue to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape with grace and wisdom. May the divine guidance of God accompany you throughout your tenure, as you make invaluable contributions to the international legal community."
Judge Nawaf Salam (Lebanon) was also today elected President of the ICJ by his peers, for a term of three years.