Candidacy of Mr. Ronny Abraham to the ICJ [fr]
Candidacy by Mr Ronny Abraham for re-election to the International Court of Justice
Mr Ronny Abraham was elected judge at the International Court of Justice in 2005. He was re-elected by the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council in 2009. He was elected President of the Court by his peers on 6 February 2015. The Government of the French Republic fully supports Mr Abraham’s candidacy for re-election.
Mr Ronny Abraham has extensive legal expertise, as shown by his career.
As a judge, he has held the highest positions in the French administrative branch, including at the Conseil d’État.
Mr Ronny Abraham was also Legal Affairs Director at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In that capacity, he was Agent for France in many cases before international and European courts, including the International Court of Justice. He also represented France on the occasion of various international missions. He was, on a number of occasions, Head of the French delegation to the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.
In addition to practical experience, Mr Ronny Abraham has solid academic experience: he has taught in a number of French higher education establishments, including the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and the Universities of Paris X-Nanterre and Paris II-Panthéon-Assas. He has published many books and articles on international legal doctrine (see his curriculum vitae).
The election of M. Ronny Abraham as President of the Court confirms the recognition of his capacities and qualities as an international judge.
Mr Ronny Abraham therefore has established competence in international law and, as attested by his previous terms of office, all the expertise required to continue to fully assume the function of judge at the International Court of Justice.