World's highest court for disputes among nations gets new judges
Four judges from Brazil, Britain, France and Jordan have won new terms to the world's highest international court dealing with disputes among nations, the Associated Press reported.
The selection of a fifth judge is still going on.
Two of the judges, Ronny Abraham of France and Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh of Jordan, both 58, were re-elected to the International Court of Justice, one of the United Nations' main bodies. Al-Khasawneh is ICJ's vice president; Abraham is a recent former legal director in the French foreign ministry.
Two others are newcomers to the court: Antonio Augusto Cancado Trindade is 61 and a law professor from Brazil while Christopher John Greenwood is a law professor from Britain.
The ICJ, based at The Hague, Netherlands and is the only international court with general jurisdiction.