Rosalyn Higgins Elected President of the ICJ
Current ICJ judge Rosalyn Higgins was elected today to be the next President of the International Court of Justice. Higgins, who was named to the Court in 1995, was the first female member of the ICJ and remains its only female judge. Hailing from the UK, which named her a Dame of the British Empire, Professor Higgins is a noted international legal scholar. I recall, for instance, being handed this book upon my first week as a State Department intern to introduce me to some of the practical elements of international law. Congrats to President Higgins! Perhaps she can cajole her fellow ICJ judges to work a bit harder?