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Second Election - 2006
Results of Election of ICC Judges
On Thursday, 26 January 2006, during the first round of elections for ICC judges at the resumed session of the 4th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC at the UN headquarters in New York, all six of the new ICC judges were elected. Of these six, five had already served three years as ICC judges.

According to the procedures, the States Parties had to vote for one female, one African, one Asian and two Eastern European candidates. These criteria were all met in the first round, in which all six judges were elected. In comparison with the first bench, the election resulted in one more female and Eastern European judge (Ms Ekatarina Trendafilova), and one less judge from Asia (Judge Slade from Samoa). Below are detailed results from the election.

The judges will be sworn in on 11 March 2006 in The Hague.

Detailed Results of ICC Ballot #1

The following six candidates have been elected to serve as ICC judges (listed by the number of votes received):

Candidate   Nationality   Votes

TRENDAFILOVA, Ekaterina

    

Bulgaria

    

82

UŠACKA, Anita

    

Latvia

    

77

KOURULA, Erkki

    

Finland

    

73

KUENYEHIA, Akua

    

Ghana

    

72

SONG, Sang-hyun

    

Republic of Korea

    

70

KAUL, Hans-Peter

    

Germany

    

67



The following candidates on the ICC ballot were not elected and received the following number of votes (listed according to the number of votes received):

Candidate   Nationality   Votes

SLADE, Tuiloma Neroni

    

Samoa

    

50

BARD, Károly

    

Hungary

    

36

THIAM, Cheikh Tidiane

    

Senegal

    

29

DAKOURE, Haridiata

    

Burkina Faso

    

16



All six judges were elected in the first round and no additional ballots will be necessary. All minimum voting requirements were met in the first round.

Nominations

The nomination period closed on 20 November 2005.

The following 10 candidates were nominated for the second election of judges:

Candidate   Nationality

BARD, Károly

    

Hungary

DAKOURE, Haridiata

    

Burkina Faso

KAUL, Hans-Peter

    

Germany

KOURULA, Erkki

    

Finland

KUENYEHIA, Akua.

    

Ghana

SLADE, Tuiloma Neroni

    

Samoa

SONG, Sang-hyun

    

Republic of Korea

THIAM, Cheikh Tidiane

    

Senegal

TRENDAFILOVA, Ekaterina

    

Bulgaria

UŠACKA, Anita

    

Latvia