Judge Nawaf Salam (Lebanon) was elected President of the International Court of Justice by his peers, for a term of three years.

President Salam has been a Member of the Court since 6 February 2018. Before joining the Court, he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York from July 2007 to December 2017

Salam is the second Arab to be elected as president and the first Lebanese judge.

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