Justice Julia Sebutinde of Uganda is set for a second term on the UN’s International Court of Justice, one of a 15-member bench drawn from jurists round the world. She had faced competition for the slot from contenders put up by Nigeria, Croatia and, because of tensions between the two countries, from Rwanda as well. Justice Sebutinde has extensive international and African experience. She is regarded as probably Africa's most senior woman judge, and her re-appointment last week was widely expected.
Justice Julia Sebutinde from Uganda has been confirmed for a second nine-year term on the International Court of Justice. She joined the United Nation’s ICJ in February 2012, becoming the first African woman on that bench.