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'World Court' gains new judges and Russia loses seat with U.N. election

The election adds only the sixth female judge and denies Russia a seat for the first time in the court's 77-year history.

The Hague, Netherlands is home to the 'World Court'
The Hague, Netherlands is home to the 'World Court' (AN/Alix Greenman/Unsplash)

UNITED NATIONS (AN) – Four new judges won seats and one judge was re-elected to serve in the U.N.'s top judicial body, while a Russian judge failed to win re-election.

The elections on Thursday in the United Nations' General Assembly and Security Council at the U.N. headquarters in New York determined the makeup of the International Court of Justice.

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