Viewing cable 05VIENNA3298
Title: AUSTRIA LIKELY TO SUPPORT BUERGENTHAL FOR ICJ

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05VIENNA32982005-10-05 14:38:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vienna
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051438Z Oct 05
UNCLAS VIENNA 003298 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP AND EUR/AGS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AU UNSC UNGA
SUBJECT: AUSTRIA LIKELY TO SUPPORT BUERGENTHAL FOR ICJ 
 
REF: STATE 179062 
 
¶1.  Pol Unit Chief delivered reftel diplomatic note, 
Buergenthal CV and talking points on October 5 to Acting 
U/S-equivalent for International Legal Affairs Helmut Tichy. 
Tichy noted that the national group to which Austria belongs 
had decided not to put forward a nomination.  This left three 
WEOG candidates for two nominations to the ICJ: a Spanish and 
a New Zealand candidate in addition to Judge Buergenthal. 
 
¶2.  Tichy stated that Austria normally preferred to work 
through mutual agreements for support but respected the U.S. 
position not to do so.  Tichy could not, therefore, make a 
firm commitment but said that Austrian support for 
Buergenthal's candidacy was "highly likely" because of 
Buergenthal's incontestably excellent qualifications.  Tichy 
then reiterated previous requests that the U.S. support 
Austria's bid for a UN Security Council rotating seat 
beginning in 2008. 
van Voorst