This is the first time that the Baltic States jointly nominate a candidate for the Commission. Following an active campaign, Mārtiņš Paparinskis managed to win one of the three vacant seats in the group of Eastern European States. there were seven candidates in all, but all three Baltic states threw their support behind Paparinskis.
“By nominating their candidate, Latvia and the Baltic States have confirmed their commitment to strengthening international law and multilateral international relations. It is essential that a representative of the Baltic States participate and contribute to the processes of development of international law when responses are sought after to new global challenges,” said the confirmation of the Latvian Foreign Ministry election.
Latvia is also planning to run for one of the non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council in 2025.
The main task of the International Law Commission (ILC) is the progressive development of international law and its codification. The ILC was established in 1947 and is made up of 34 independent experts elected by the United Nations General Assembly. The ILC has led to the adoption of many important instruments of international law.
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