2017 Elections to the International Court of Justice

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For the first time since the creation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 1946, the UK does not have a judge on the Court. The Foreign Affairs Select Committee have stated that this represents a “failure of UK diplomacy”. This report outlines possible reasons for this failure, lessons to be learnt and how the UK might avoid such eventualities in the future so that the UK maintains international influence and remains a strong proponent for the rules- based international system.

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