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High Court judge Tibulya named on UN disputes tribunal

Ugandan high court Judge Margaret Tibulya has been named on United Nations tribunal for seven years. (PHOTO/File)

NEW YORK – Justice Margaret Tibulya, Judge of the High Court of Uganda has been elected among four new half-time judicial positions on the United Nations Dispute Tribunal.

In the elections which took place on Thursday, July 2019 in the General Assembly, Justice Tibulya scored the highest vote of 110 out of 170.

Other candidates were from Malawi, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Germany, The Netherlands and Brazil.

In a show of further consideration for the Global South and gender sensitivity, the Assembly elected the Malawian (109/170),Trinidadian (101/170) and Barbados (88/170) candidates.

Of the newly elected, 3 out of4 are women.

The Tribunal already has 3 full time Judges (France, Portugal and Poland) and 4 half-time judges (Italy, Australia, Nigeria and United States) serving in various UN stations.

The position is for a one-time non-renewable term of seven years.

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