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India re-elected to UN's International Law Commission

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First published: November 18, 2011, 10:09 AM IST | Updated: November 18, 2011
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India re-elected to UN's International Law Commission
The International Law Commission (ILC) consists of 34 members who must be experts on international law.

United Nations: India was on Friday re-elected to the International Law Commission for a five year term beginning January 1, 2012. UN General Assembly re-elected India's Narinder Singh as a member of the Commission.

A member of the ILC since 2007, Singh is currently legal adviser and Head of the Legal and Treaties Division of Ministry of External Affairs.

He has served as coordinator of the meeting of legal advisers of foreign offices of the UN member states since 2002.

Over the past two decades, Singh has represented India in a number of key conferences on international law and has been a regular participant in the work of the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly that deals with legal affairs.

ILC consists of 34 members who must be experts on international law. They are elected by the General Assembly from a list of candidates nominated by governments of member states in the UN.

The other candidates elected from the Asia-Pacific Group come from Japan, China, Jordan, Korea, Indonesia, Qatar and Thailand.

The Commission was established by the General Assembly in 1948 for the "promotion of the progressive development of international law and its codification."

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