Professor Bimal Patel was elected to International Law Commission, term will start from January 1, 2023

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Bimal Patel

Professor Bimal Patel, 51, got 163 votes out of the current 192 members of the United Nations General Assembly. He topped the Asia-Pacific group. The group also had candidates from China, South Korea, and Japan.

Professor Bimal Patel, the Vice-Chancellor of the National Defense University and a member of India's National Security Advisory Board, has been elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term. His term will start on January 1, 2023.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said in a tweet, "Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Bimal Patel, Defense University, for being elected as a member of the International Law Commission." Tirumurti thanked all the member states of the United Nations for supporting India's candidature.

Patel, 51, got 163 votes out of the current 192 members of the United Nations General Assembly. He topped the Asia-Pacific group. The group also had candidates from China, South Korea, and Japan. In the Asia-Pacific grouping, the contest was tight with 11 very strong candidates for eight seats.

After the announcement of the election results, the Permanent Mission of India said in a tweet, 'Professor of India Bimal Patel has been elected to the International Law Commission (ILC) for a term of five years. Our contribution to the ILC reflects our commitment to upholding the rules-based international order.