4 november 2020

— The International Federation for Human Rights argues in a position paper that “expertise on victims’ rights is an indispensable condition for judges seeking election to the bench of the International Criminal Court.” The organization says virtual public roundtables to be held this week with the 20 candidates” nominated to run in the upcoming judicial elections at the ICC…are an opportunity for nominees to demonstrate their fitness to hold the position of judge at the ICC.”

— United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said in remarks to the International Civil Society Centre‘s Global Perspectives 2020 Experience conference, “The United Nations commitment to civil society participation is enshrined in the United Nations Charter. … The diversity and importance of civil society has been especially evident during the COVID‑19 pandemic. You and so many organizations and groups like yours have worked hard to meet the concerns and needs of vulnerable people and to amplify their voices. … We have a great deal of work ahead of us. But working together, supporting one another throughout this Decade, we can translate our shared passion for inclusion into progress for people and planet.”

— Portuguese Member of Parliament Duarte Pacheco has been elected president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, receiving 222 votes to 52 for Pakistan’s Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani.

— The States Parties to the Convention on the Law of the Sea will resume their 30th meeting, which was postponed from June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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