The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels and agent before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has met with Marcelo Kohen, professor of international law who leads the Argentina’s candidacy to occupy a place as judge in this high UN court.
In 2023, Argentina will have the possibility of having a judge in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and its candidate is this specialist in international law, who represented Argentina in litigation such as the case of the pulp mills on the Uruguay River or the embargo of the Freedom Frigate. The representative of the Argentina’s candidacy is a member of the Argentine-Chilean Permanent Conciliation Commission, an expert on the Malvinas issue and also collaborated in the advisory opinion that led the ICJ to recognize the sovereignty of the African country Mauritius over the Chagos archipelago, appropriated by the United Kingdom during its decolonization process.
Ambassador Nvono-Ncá, due to his experience in this high court, having twice been an agent of Equatorial Guinea in important cases, has received the representative of the Argentina’s candidacy to get to know it in depth, as well as the perspectives from this project. “There is a deficit of Hispanic representation, having a judge who is active is another way to demonstrate the Hispanic contribution to respect for international law,” says candidate Kohen.