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Judges Elected to New International Court • Wednesday February 5, 2003

Associated Press, Feb. 4, 2003

UNITED NATIONS – With the United States choosing not to participate, representatives of 85 nations elected seven judges Tuesday for the new International Criminal Court.

The representatives are expected to choose another 11 judges Wednesday for the court that is scheduled to start operations this spring in The Hague, Netherlands.

Only nations that have ratified the treaty establishing the court participate in the election.

The United States strongly opposes the court and therefore was not allowed to vote or submit any candidates. The Bush administration objects to the idea that Americans would be subject to the court’s international jurisdiction and has lobbied countries to sign bilateral agreements exempting U.S. citizens from trial.

The top vote-getter in Monday’s election was Maureen Harding Clark of Ireland, a part-time judge on the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

South Korean law professor Song Sang-hyun was the only man elected in Monday’s voting.

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