On 6 February, Judge JUDr. Peter Tomka was elected President of the International Court of Justice for a three-year term, what can be seen as a historical success as this is the first time a Slovak citizen has been elected to this prestigious international office.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes that Peter Tomka has been elected President of the International Court of Justice. The Ministry considers this step as remarkable recognition of his personal accomplishments and a high level of expertise in international law.
The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations seated in The Hague. 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. Being Judge of the International Court of Justice since 2004, on 10 November 2011 he was re-elected into this prestigious institution of the United Nations for the period of 2012 – 2021.