Judge D. Raikos elected to UN Court (18 November 2015)
Judge Dimitrios Raikos was yesterday elected to a seven-year term on the
United Nations Appeals Tribunal, which has been in operation since
2008, with its headquarters in New York.
The election of a Greek Judge to the office in question – to which three other Judges were elected from an initial pool of 182 candidates -- apart from recognition of his own character, is a particular honor for Greece and the Greek legal system.
Mr. Raikos’s election was contributed to decisively by the systematic promotion of his candidacy by the Foreign Ministry and the Greek Permanent Mission to the United Nations, on relevant instructions from Foreign Minister Kotzias. It was achieved just a few days following Greece’s election to the UNESCO Executive Board for the period 2015-2019.
The Foreign Ministry congratulates Dimitris Raikos on his election and wishes him every success in his work.