BREAKING: Justice Bhandari Elected to ICJ

The results of the ICJ elections held today in New York are out. India’s nominee, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, has been elected to the World Court. Justice Bhandari obtained 122 votes in th UNGA and 13 votes in the UNSC. Justice (retd.) Florentino Feliciano, the other nominee from the Philippines, secured 58 votes in the UNGA. The official ICJ press release, which includes a lengthy curriculum vitae of Justice Bhandari circulated by the UN Secretariat, can be found here.

ILCurry congratulates Justice Bhandari on his appointment to the ICJ. The last Indian to serve at the ICJ was Raghunandan Swarup Pathak, who retired in 1991.

UPDATE (28 April 2012):

Here are some official photos from the UN website of the elections at the UN headquarters in New York: