Honorary Graduate Julia Sebutinde elected to International Court of Justice

Following a Law News story in October that Honorary Graduate, Julia Sebutinde, was nominated to the International Court of Justice, we are delighted to announce that she was elected to this position on Tuesday.

Following a Law News story in October that Honorary Graduate, Julia Sebutinde, was nominated to the International Court of Justice, we are delighted to announce that she was elected to this position on Tuesday.

The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council elected Julia Sebutinde at a vote held in the UN Headquarters in New York. Julia won 97 votes in the Assembly and nine votes in the Council. Ugandan national Julia, will preside on the Court as of 5 February 2012 along with four other new judges voted to the Court last month. More information on the election can be found on the UN website.

Julia first attended Edinburgh Law School in 1991 when she was awarded the LLM in Law with Distinction. She was then awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws in 2009 in recognition of her work in human rights in Uganda and internationally, and her fight against corruption. 

The Law School would like to extend its congratulations to Julia and wishes her the best of luck with her new role.