The Cabinet of South Africa has nominated Dire D. Tladi, who earned an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at UConn School of Law in 2000, to serve as a judge of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. Tladi is a professor of International law in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a fellow at the Institute of Comparative and International Law in Africa, and a former chairman of the U.N. International Law Commission. The International Court of Justice is composed of 15 judges who are elected to nine-year terms by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. Its headquarters are at the Peace Palace in The Hague, in the Netherlands. The election will take place in November 2023.