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International Criminal Court elections

[JURIST] Elections of judges to the new International Criminal Court [UN backgrounder] stalled at the UN Thursday when the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute [text] establishing the Court failed in three rounds of secret balloting to elect any judges to the seven slots still open on the 18-judge tribunal. Read a UN press release on the elections. Earlier this week, the Assembly elected 11 judges, including six women. Balloting resumes Friday and will be webcast live on JURIST.

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