Secretariat, ECOSOC, ICJ – Practice Questions (06-05-2019)

1. Who of the following Indian is currently a judge of International Court of Justice (ICJ)?

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ü Justice Dalveer Bhandari is the fourth Indian judge to be elected to the ICJ after B.N. Rau, Nagendra Singh and R.S. Pathak. ü Justice Bhandari was nominated by the Government of India as its official candidate in January 2012. The vacancy arose after the resignation of sitting Court Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Jordan) on being appointed as Prime Minister. In the elections held on 27 April 2012, Bhandari secured 122 votes in the UNGA against 58 for his rival, Florentino Feliciano, who was nominated by the Government of the Philippines. ü He was re-elected for a second term on 20 November 2017 after UK's nominee Christopher Greenwood withdrew his nomination. ü Bhandari, 70, was declared elected for a fresh term at the ICJ after Britain withdrew its candidate Christopher Greenwood late on Monday with more than two-thirds of the UN General Assembly members backing the Indian candidate. He received 183 of the 193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all 15 votes in the Security Council to fill the final vacancy on the ICJ.

2. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar?

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Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar was born on 14 October 1887 in the town of Kurnool (Now in Andhra Pradesh) and had his schooling in Kurnool. He graduated from the Madras christian College and studied law at the Madras Law College. On completion of his studies, practised as a lawyer before joining the Justice Party and entering politics.

3. The current President of International Court of Justice (ICJ) Abdulqawi Yusuf (2018 to 2021) belongs to

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He is a lawyer and judge from Somalia. On February 6, 2018, Abdulqawi Yusuf was appointed President of ICJ. Yusuf succeeding Rony Abraham (France) as the 25th President of the ICJ. He is only the third African to hold the title after Nigeria's Taslim Elias (1982-1985) and Algeria's Mohamed Bedjaoui (1994-1997).

4. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding International Court of Justice?

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The strength of ICJ is 15 and each judge will have a term of 9 years and is permitted for re election

5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?

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The office of Deputy Secretary General was created when Kofi Annan (1997 to 2006) was the Secretary General.

Secretariat, ECOSOC, ICJ – Practice Questions (06-05-2019)
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