On Thursday, 10 November during the 66th regular session of the UN General Assembly in progress in New York, the current Vice-President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) JUDr. Peter Tomka was reelected in the elections of Members of the Court. He was nominated not only by the national group of Slovakia, but also by other 20 national groups of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The candidate of the Slovak Republic got 149 votes of present UN Member States in the first round of voting in the UN General Assembly and 13 out of 15 votes in the UN Security Council.
Peter Tomka was successful as an agent of Slovakia before the International Court of Justice in the case concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project. He served as Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York. His reelection to the prestigious institution of the United Nations for the period of 2012 – 2021 is not only recognition of the candidate’s high expertise but also appreciation of the Slovak diplomatic service.
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