Ahmed Fathallah (Egypt) was elected a member of the International Law Commission 2023-2027, after obtaining 159 votes in the elections that took place in November 2021 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Osama Abdel Khaleq, said the Egyptian candidate represents Africa and that his victory came after very competitive elections, which confirms the position Egypt enjoys within of the international community and highlights the distinction of Egyptian executives capable of contributing in more than one area.
He added that Egypt, as one of the founding countries of the United Nations, is always eager to contribute to strengthening the principle of the rule of law at the international level, which is supported by the presence of a well-established Egyptian law school, academic, judicial and doctrinal.
The permanent delegate underlined that the past few weeks have been marked by intense efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Egyptian embassies abroad and the permanent mission to the United Nations in New York to obtain the necessary votes. to the victory of the Egyptian candidate, adding that this represents a new addition to Egypt’s distinguished diplomatic balance at the international level.
The International Law Commission comprises 34 experts with academic and practical experience and distinguished qualifications in the field of international law.
Egypt’s candidacy for membership of the committee is part of Egypt’s drive to continuously contribute to international efforts to codify and develop international law, an issue to which Egypt has always attached great importance. importance through its active participation in the work of the International Law Commission with more than one member since its creation in 1947.
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