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International Court of Justice: Public Appointments

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Ben Lake Ben Lake Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received reports on reasons for a British judge not being re-appointed to the International Court of Justice; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development), Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Government is conducting an examination of why the British judge, Sir Christopher Greenwood, was not re-elected to the ICJ. It would be premature to speculate further until that exercise is complete.

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