Indian nominee Bhandari re-elected as ICJ judge after Britain withdraws | India News
UNITED NATIONS: India’s nominee to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was as we speak re-elected to the final seat of the world court docket after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.
Bhandari obtained 183-193 votes within the Basic Meeting and secured all of the 15 votes within the Safety Council after separate and simultaneous elections had been held on the UN headquarters in New York.
The elections had been held after United Kingdom, in a dramatic flip of occasions, withdrew out of the race for the Hague-based ICJ, thus paving the way in which for Bhandari’s re-election to the distinguished world court docket.
Bhandari and Britain’s Christopher Greenwood had been locked in a neck-and-neck struggle for re-election to the ICJ.
The everlasting members of the Safety Council- the US, Russia, France and China — had been understood to have been throwing their weight behind Greenwood. Britain is the fifth everlasting member of the Safety Council.
In a dramatic flip of occasions, the British Everlasting Consultant to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, wrote equivalent letters to the presidents of the United Nations Basic Meeting and the Safety Council, earlier than the 2 chambers had been scheduled to satisfy at three pm (native time) for the 12th spherical of voting.
Learn out concurrently by each the presidents of the Basic Meeting and the Safety Council, Rycroft mentioned that its candidate Choose Christopher Greenwood had determined to withdraw from the election to the 15-membered ICJ. He together with Bhandari had been searching for re-election for the nine-year time period.
Within the 11 rounds of voting, Bhandari had obtained almost two-thirds of the votes within the Basic Meeting and in Safety Council Greenwood persistently obtained 9 votes as in opposition to 5 for his opponent. This resulted in a stalemate.
As per the letter learn out concurrently within the Basic Meeting and the Safety Council, Rycroft mentioned the present impasse is unlikely to be damaged by additional rounds of voting.
As such he introduced withdrawal from the race. With Bhandari being the one candidate left within the race, the Basic Meeting and Safety Council nonetheless went by the formal movement of voting to finish the formalities.
The voting within the Basic Meeting which overwhelmingly favours India is reflective of the brand new international order, which isn’t nice to the world powers.
India has been searching for that the democratic course of have to be performed its full course in each the Safety Council and the Basic Meeting and there shouldn’t be an intervention or adoption of a course of that has by no means been used earlier than or the one which undermines the voice of the bulk.