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First Election - 2003
Results of Election of ICC Judges
After the conclusion of the elections, the President of the Assembly of States Parties drew lots to determine which judges would serve 3, 6, and 9-year terms.

The following 18 candidates were elected (listed in alphabetical order, as of the 33rd ballot):

Candidate   Nationality   Term (Years)

BLATTMANN, René

    

Bolivia

    

6

CLARK, Maureen Harding

    

Ireland

    

9

DIARRA, Fatoumata Dembele

    

Mali

    

9

FULFORD, Adrian

    

United Kingdom

    

9

HUDSON-PHILLIPS, Karl T.

    

Trinidad and Tobago

    

9

JORDA, Claude

    

France

    

6

KAUL, Hans-Peter

    

Germany

    

3

KIRSCH, Philippe

    

Canada

    

6

KOURULA, Erkki

    

Finland

    

3

KUENYEHIA, Akua

    

Ghana

    

3

ODIO BENITO, Elizabeth

    

Costa Rica

    

9

PIKIS, Gheorghios M.

    

Cyprus

    

6

PILLAY, Navanethem

    

South Africa

    

6

POLITI, Mauro

    

Italy

    

6

SLADE, Tuiloma Neroni

    

Somoa

    

6

SONG, Sang-hyun

    

Republic of Korea

    

3

STEINER, Sylvia H. de Figueiredo

    

Brazil

    

9

USACKA, Anita

    

Latvia

    

3



Summary of Election Results:
- Elected Candidates by UN Regional Group: 3 from African States, 3 from Asian States, 1 from Eastern European States, 4 from Latin America and Caribbean States, 7 from Western Europe and Other States
- Elected Candidates by Legal Expertise: 10 List A (competence in criminal law), 8 List B (competence in international law)
- Elected Candidates by Gender: 7 women, 11 men

Please note the following countries had withdrawn their candidates: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Croatia, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Fiji, Gambia, Greece, Hungary, Mongolia, Niger, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Rep. of Tanzania and Venezuela.

For detailed results of each ballot, please consult the document "First Election of Judges - Ballot Results."

Nominations
The period of nominations opened on 9 September 2002, during the meeting of the Assembly of States Parties and closed on 30 November 2002. States Parties sent the names of their candidates as well as the information required by the Rome Statute (article 36(4)(a)). In accordance with the nomination procedures adopted by the ASP, this information was posted on the ICC section of the UN website at http://www.un.org/law/icc/elections/nominations.htm. 45 candidates were nominated in total.

Timeline of Nominations

9 September 2002 
- Opening of nomination period

1 November 2002
- The President of the ASP informed States Parties that there were less than a specific number of candidates in each category:

13 Candidates from List A*
9 Candidates from List B**
6 Candidates from any region (if the number of States Parties from a region is less than 3/18 of the total number of States Parties at that moment, this number will be 4)
10 candidates from each gender

30 November 2002
- Closing of nomination period for the judges, as the specific minimum number of candidates was achieved:

23 candidates from List A* (the minimum number was 9)
22 candidates from List B** (the minimum number was 5)
10 Female and 35 Male Candidates (the minimum number was 10 for each gender)
11 candidates from Africa
6 candidates from Asia
7 candidates from Eastern Europe
9 candidates from Latin America and Carribean
12 candidates from Western Europe and other
(the minimum number was 6 candidates from any region -if the number of States Parties from a region was less than 3/18 of the total number of States Parties at that moment, this number was 4)

8 December 2002
- Closing of nomination period for the Prosecutor (please note that the nomination period for the Prosecutor was extended, as on 30 November no nominations had been received for the position of Prosecutor)

3-7 February 2003
- Elections of judges and Prosecutor
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