United Nations Security Council Resolution 1278
|UN Security Council
|Date||30 November 1999|
|Subject||International Court of Justice|
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1278, adopted without a vote on 30 November 1999, after noting the resignation of International Court of Justice (ICJ) judge Stephen M. Schwebel taking effect on 29 February 2000, the Council decided that elections to the vacancy on the ICJ would take place on 2 March 2000 at the Security Council and at a meeting of the General Assembly during its 54th session.
Schwebel, an American jurist, was a member of the court since January 1981, Vice-President of the ICJ from 1994 to 1997 and its President since 1997. His term of office was due to expire in February 2006.
- Judges of the International Court of Justice
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1201 to 1300 (1998–2000)
- "Security Council sets date for election of new President for International Court of Justice". United Nations. 30 November 1999.
- "Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, President of the Court, will resign as a Member of the Court as of 29 February 2000". International Court of Justice. 15 December 1999.
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