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Cablegate: Icj Elections Demarche Delivered to Canada

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

292148Z Sep 05

UNCLAS OTTAWA 002938

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CA UNSC UNGA
SUBJECT: ICJ ELECTIONS DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO CANADA

REF: SECSTATE 179062

1. (U) Poloff delivered points in reftel to Jeanette Sautner,
Legal Officer in the Human Rights and Economic Law Division
at Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC), on September 29. Sautner
acknowledged previous receipt of the diplomatic note
containing Judge Buergenthal's C.V.

2. (U) Sautner indicated that, while the final decision for
Canada's five ICJ votes remains pending, Canada usually
follows the recommendations of the Canadian National Group in
the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The national group is
comprised of four members: a Supreme Court justice, a member
of the academic community, a legal practitioner and the legal
advisor of FAC.

Visit Canada's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/ottawa

WILKINS

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