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Cablegate: Canada: Response to Demarche On Icj Elections

Published: Wed 18 May 2005 07:07 PM
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181952Z May 05
UNCLAS OTTAWA 001500
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CA UNSC UNGA
SUBJECT: CANADA: RESPONSE TO DEMARCHE ON ICJ ELECTIONS
REF: STATE 080697
1. Poloff delivered reftel demarche, discussing the
nomination of Thomas Buergenthal for appointment to the
International Court of Justice, to Michel Tessier,
Coordinator for Elections at the UN Division of Foreign
Affairs Canada (FAC), on May 4. Tessier thanked us for the
demarche, and mentioned to poloff that Judge Buergenthal is
well-known and has an excellent reputation.
2. In a note dated May 12, FAC informed the embassy that the
information on Judge Buergenthal has been noted and would be
forwarded to the appropriate Canadian authorities.
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http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/ottawa
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