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Pole becomes a judge of International Court in The Hague

Poland is strengthening its influence in the international arena.

Pole becomes a judge of International Court in The Hague

For the first time in history, a Pole has become a judge of the International Criminal Court. Professor Peter Gofmansky was elected the judge of this influential legal institution for 2014-2015.

Such a decision was made by the state signers of the Rome Statute. The Pole was elected by a majority vote. "The negotiation process was very difficult, but Poland has shown that it can create alliances at the international level.

"It is a great success of Poland and Professor Gofmansky himself," said Poland's Permanent Representative to the UN Boguslaw Winid. According to him, this choice needs to be perceived as the growing role of Poland in the forum of international organizations, especially in the UN.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague was established by the countries of the Rome Statute to prosecute individuals accused of serious international crimes, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.