51/308. Election of five members of the International Court of Justice The General Assembly, at its 54th plenary meeting, on 6 November 1996, and the Security Council, at its 3709th meeting, on the same date, proceeded independently of one another to elect, in accordance with Articles 2 to 4, 7 to 12 and 14 and 15 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, rules 150 and 151 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly and rules 40 and 61 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council, five members of the Court for a nine-year term of office beginning on 6 February 1997 to fill the vacancies occurring on the expiration of the terms of office of Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui (Algeria), Mr. Stephen M. Schwebel (United States of America), Mr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen (Guyana), Mr. Vladlen S. Vereshchetin (Russian Federation) and Mr. Luigi Ferrari Bravo (Italy). 1/ The following persons were elected: Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui (Algeria), Mr. Pieter H. Kooijmans (Netherlands), Mr. Jose' Francisco Rezek (Brazil), Mr. Stephen M. Schwebel (United States of America) and Mr. Vladlen S. Vereshchetin (Russian Federation). As a result, the International Court of Justice is composed as follows: Mr. Stephen M. SCHWEBEL (United States of America),*** President; Mr. Christopher G. WEERAMANTRY (Sri Lanka),* Vice-President; Mr. SHEGERU ODA (Japan),** Mr. Mohammed BEDJAOUI (Algeria),*** Mr. Gilbert GUILLAUME (France),* Mr. Raymond RANJEVA (Madagascar),* Mr. Ge'za HERCZEGH (Hungary),** Mr. Shi JIUYONG (China),** Mr. Carl-August FLEISCHHAUER (Germany),** Mr. Abdul G. KOROMA (Sierra Leone),** Mr. Vladlen S. VERESHCHETIN (Russian Federation),*** Ms. Rosalyn HIGGINS (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),* Mr. Gonzalo PARRA-ARANGUREN (Venezuela),* Mr. Pieter H. KOOIJMANS (Netherlands)*** and Mr. Jose' Francisco REZEK (Brazil).*** ________________________ * Term of office expires on 5 February 2000. ** Term of office expires on 5 February 2003. *** Term of office expires on 5 February 2006. Note 1/ See A/51/333-S/1996/722, A/51/334/Rev.1-S/1996/723/Rev.1 and Corr.1 and A/51/335-S/1996/724 and Corr.1.
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