On January 20th, 2010, Ms Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi of Argentina and Ms Kuniko Ozaki of Japan will make a solemn undertaking in open court in The Hague to exercise their functions impartially and conscientiously. Later in the day a plenary will be held in which the new judges will be assigned to the judicial divisions.
After the passing of Judge Fumiko Saiga of Japan and the resignation of Mr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (ASP) held elections to fill the judicial vacancies during the ASP's eighth session.
The eighth session of the ASP, which met in November of last year, was the first ICC meeting attended by the US since September 2001. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh and Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp led the US delegation.
CLICK HERE to view the live broadcast of the ceremony from the ICC website. (Video clips of the ceremony will also be available on the ICC website from 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.)
To learn more about the ICC CLICK HERE