France welcomes the UN Security Council’s election of five new judges to the International Court of Justice on November 9. Their candidacies were put forward by South Africa, Australia, the United States, Mexico and Romania, and their nine-year terms will begin in 2024.
At a time when multilateralism and international law are being called into question, the International Court of Justice remains a pillar of the rules-based international order.
France reaffirms its commitment to the International Court of Justice, whose contribution to the peaceful resolution of disputes is vital to maintaining peace and international security. It commends the representation of different legal traditions on the court, as well as its bilingualism. This diversity contributes to the quality of its work and the authority of its jurisprudence.