Distinguished Professor Hilary Charlesworth re-elected to the International Court of Justice

Hilary Charlesworth RegNet
Hilary Charlesworth RegNet

Long-time human rights scholar and international law expert, ANU Distinguished Professor Hilary Charlesworth has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a nine year term beginning 6 February 2024.

The election took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York overnight (9 November 2023, EST) to fill vacancies that will arise in February 2024. Distinguished Professor Charlesworth has served as a member of the International Court of Justice since 2021 and is the first Australian woman to serve as a Judge of the Court in its 78-year history. She was re-elected in a complex balloting procedure, held in accordance with the Statute of the Court, the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly, and the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council.

Distinguished Professor Charlesworth, who led the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance’s (RegNet) Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), became the first ever Australian woman elected to the Court in 2021.

Read the full media release here.