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Judge Liu Daqun sworn in Today.

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The Hague, 3 April 2000

Judge Liu Daqun sworn in Today.

Today, Monday 3 April 2000, Judge Liu Daqun (China) was sworn in as a Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal. Judge Liu Daqun replaces Judge Wang Tieya who recently resigned. He will serve the remainder of Judge Wang Tieya’s term of office until 16 November 2001.

Judge Liu Daqun was appointed on 7 March 2000 by the Secretary-General of the United Nations after consultation with the Presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly.


A national of the People’s Republic of China, Judge Liu Daqun was born on 20 September 1950. He is a graduate from the Beijing Foreign Language Institute, the Beijing College of Foreign Affairs and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of the Tufts University (MA, United States of America).

Since 1999, he was the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica and the Permanent Representative of the Peoples’ Republic of China to the International Seabed Authority.

These appointments followed a career within the Treaty and Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held successively the positions of Director of Private international law division, Director of the Law of the sea division, Director of International law division and Deputy Director-General. In this latter capacity, Judge Liu Daqun was mainly in charge of United Nations matters as well as of Law of the sea and International criminal law matters.

An executive member of various Chinese Law societies, Judge Liu Daqun also published over fifty articles, including articles on the International Criminal Court in the Chinese Yearbook of International Law.



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