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Re-election of Judge IWASAWA Yuji as Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

November 13, 2020
  1. On November 11-12 (U.S. Eastern Time), the elections of judges of the ICJ were held at the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations, and a Japanese candidate, Judge IWASAWA Yuji, was re-elected. Japan welcomes Judge IWASAWA's re-election.
  2. As the ICJ is playing an increasingly prominent role in achieving peaceful settlement of international disputes, electing the best qualified judges to the Court is essential for maintaining and reinforcing the confidence of the international community in the ICJ. The re-election of Judge IWASAWA is the testament to the international community's high appreciation of his exceptional qualification and the achievements that he has delivered as a judge of the ICJ, as well as the international community's support for Japan's stance of placing great importance on the ICJ.
  3. Japan intends to continue to support the activities of the ICJ and make proactive contributions to the promotion of the rule of law in the international community.

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