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Cablegate: Drc - International Court of Justice Election

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKI #0943 3021703
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281703Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY KINSHASA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8690

UNCLAS KINSHASA 000943

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR L/UNA - TODD BUCHWALD, HEATHER SCHILDGE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL UNGA UNSC CG
SUBJECT: DRC - INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ELECTION

1. Sayeman Bula-Bula was born in 1949 in Bandundu province. He is
a member of the Yanz ethnic group. He is currently a tenured
professor at the University of Kinshasa teaching public law. He
also serves as a member of the Permanent Arbitration Court. He
previously served as an ad hoc judge at the International Court of
Justice.

2. Post does not have any further information on Bula-Bula, nor are
his views with respect to the United States and U.S. positions known
to post.

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