Isolated, Brazil Fails to Elect Judge to The Hague Criminal Court

Bolsonaro disregarded a recommendation by Brazilian jurists to appoint a candidate with some experience in international courts.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a diplomatic defeat for the government of President Bolsonaro, Brazilian Judge Monica Sifuentes was unable to secure enough votes to obtain a seat on the International Criminal Court. She dropped out of the race after a poor performance at the polls, indicative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' political isolation.

The vote is perceived as a test of the government's international popularity at a time when it is the largest debtor of The Hague Court. Moreover, the President is the target of a complaint from human rights organizations, which accuse him in The Hague . . .

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