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The eleven elected ICTY Judges will be sworn in on 17 November 1997
On Tuesday 20 May 1997, the United Nations General Assembly elected eleven Judges to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to serve a four-year term, beginning on 17 November 1997.
The eleven elected Judges are:
Mr Antonio Cassese (Italy), re-elected
Mr Claude Jorda (France), re-elected
Mr Richard George May (United Kingdom), newly elected
Mrs Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (United States), re-elected
Mrs Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba (Zambia), newly elected
Mr Rafael Nieto Navia (Colombia), newly elected
Mr Fouad Abdel-Moneim Riad (Egypt), re-elected
Mr Almiro Simoes Rodrigues (Portugal), newly elected
Mr Mohamed Shahabuddeen (Guyana), newly elected
Mr Lal Chand Vohrah (Malaysia), re-elected
Mr Wang Tieya (China), newly elected.
The eleven Judges will be sworn in on Monday 17 November 1997 at the Tribunal's seat. Soon after they will elect a President for a term of two years and will agree upon the composition of the Chambers (two Trial Chambers of three Judges each, and one Appeals Chamber of five Judges).
It is likely that one of the newly elected Judges will be appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to replace Judge Jules Deschênes, who recently resigned for ill-health reasons, and to serve as a member of Trial Chamber I.
The current arrangements concerning Trial Chamber II and the Appeals Chamber remain the same until 17 November.
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