Sir Kenneth Reaches Zenith

NZ Supreme Court judge, Sir Kenneth Keith, has been elected to the UN’s World Court, the highest judicial authority in the world. The court, officially known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), is based in The Hague, Netherlands, and consists of 15 judges. The position is a nine-year term, with the possibility of re-election. It is the first time a New Zealander has been elected to the ICJ since its inception in 1946. “I warmly congratulate Sir Kenneth,” says PM Helen Clark in an official statement. “He will be a great asset to the Court, and his election reinforces NZ’s strong commitment to that body.”


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