By Mable Nakibuuka
Her Worship Justice Julia Sebutinde has been reelected back to the International Court of Justice!
Justice Ssebutinde, who garnered 139 votes from UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, will serve in the ICJ for the second time following her first election in 2012.
Following her reelections, thousands of people from across the world have since poured out congratulatory messages for Justice Ssebutinde.
Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, who is Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was among the several people who congratulated her by tweeting thus; “Delighted to announce the election of Justice Julia Sebutinde of Uganda to the International Court of Justice for a second term. I was privileged for leading the campaign team in New York. I thank my Boss Hon. Sam Kutesa, PS Mugoya and the team at MOFA.”
Justice Ssebutinde is also Chancellor of Muteesa I Royal University; a University owned by Buganda Kingdom. She has been a Judge on ICJ since March 2012.
She is first African woman as Judge of ICJ but before being elected to ICJ, she was a Judge of Special Court for Sierra Leone in 2007.