Dec 10, 2018

Boualem Bouguetaia (Algeria) re-elected as Judge at the the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Candidature endorsed by African Union.

On Wednesday, 14 June 2017 seven Members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea were elected at the twenty-seventh Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York.

The States Parties re-elected the following two Members: Judge Boualem Bouguetaia (Algeria) and Judge José Luís Jesus (Cabo Verde). In addition, the Meeting elected Mr Oscar Cabello Sarubbi (Paraguay), Ms Neeru Chadha (India), Mr Kriangsak Kittichaisaree (Thailand), Mr Roman Kolodkin (Russian Federation), and Ms Liesbeth Lijnzaad (The Netherlands).

Member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2008; Vice-President of the Tribunal since 1 October 2014, Judge Boualem Bouguetaia (Algeria), was elected for nine-year term from 2017 to 2026.

By Order of 12 January 2015, he was appointed as President of the special chamber to deal with the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire).

This candidature was endorsed at the Twenty-Eighth Ordinary Session of the ministerial committee on African candidatures for posts within the international system held on 27 January 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

text of the Report of the ministerial committee on African candidatures for posts within the international system (link below) :

EX CL 949 (XXVIII) _E

See Press Release of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (link below) :

PR_260_EN