Her Honour Mrs W.K Mutale Nalumango, M.P., Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, officially launched the candidacy of Professor Chaloka Beyani as Zambia’s candidate for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the term 2024 to 2033. The launch took place during the Mid-Term Review of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
In her address to the representatives of Member States attending the event, Vice President Nalumango passionately appealed for their support in endorsing Professor Beyani’s nomination to the International Court of Justice. She lauded him as an exceptional candidate who has tirelessly devoted his personal and professional life to the pursuit of peace.
With over four decades of experience in international law, multilateralism, mediating peace, and international and constitutional lawmaking, Professor Beyani has emerged as a prominent figure in the field of international jurisprudence. His extensive expertise spans various geographic and thematic boundaries, making him a highly qualified candidate for the prestigious position.
The elections for the International Court of Justice will be held in November at the United Nations. This crucial event will determine the composition of the court for the upcoming term. As a nominee, Professor Beyani will undergo rigorous evaluation by Member States, who will assess his qualifications, experience, and track record in the field of international law.
The International Court of Justice serves as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and plays a crucial role in settling legal disputes between nations. Its decisions carry significant weight and influence, contributing to the development and interpretation of international law.
If elected, Professor Beyani will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to the ICJ, further strengthening the court’s ability to uphold justice and resolve international conflicts. His appointment would not only be a testament to his remarkable achievements but also a reflection of Zambia’s commitment to promoting peace and advocating for the rule of law on the global stage.
As the campaign for Professor Beyani’s candidacy gains momentum, the Zambian government and its allies will work tirelessly to garner support from Member States. Their efforts will focus on highlighting Professor Beyani’s exceptional qualifications and his unwavering dedication to the cause of peace, underscoring why he is the ideal candidate to represent Zambia at the International Court of Justice.
The launch of Professor Chaloka Beyani’s candidacy marks an important milestone in Zambia’s pursuit of international justice. As the election approaches, all eyes will be on the United Nations in November, eagerly awaiting the decision that will shape the future of the ICJ and the pursuit of global peace and stability.