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July 19 DIALOGUE Features World Court Judge Donoghue

— Airs Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. MT/PT
— Repeats Sunday, July 21 at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT

On the July 19 DIALOGUE, host Marcia Franklin interviews Judge Joan Donoghue of the World Court, also known as the International Court of Justice. Donoghue is the first female American judge to sit on the court, which is in The Hague, Netherlands, and is only the second female judge to be seated in that court’s history.

During the program, Judge Donoghue discusses the role of the court, which hears disputes between nation-states, her experience on the court, and the importance of international law. The court’s opinions are sometimes controversial, and since 1986, the United States has only recognized its jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis. Franklin also discusses that situation with Judge Donoghue.

Before being elected to her post in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council, Judge Donoghue had a distinguished career in the U.S. Department of State. Among her positions, she served as principal deputy legal adviser; deputy legal adviser; assistant legal adviser for Economic and Business Affairs; and assistant legal adviser for Oceans, Environment and Science.

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