Prominent Indian law person Neeru Chadha won the election to be appointed as a judge at the tribunal. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for a nine-year term from 2017 to 2026.She has also served as an agent before the International Court of Justice in the case concerning the Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to cessation of nuclear arms race.She was elected in the first round of voting by getting 120 votes. Indonesian candidate got 58 votes, Lebanon 60 and Thailand 86. All three candidates went to a second round of voting in which Thailand won the other seat in the Asia Pacific group.She holds law degrees including PhD in law from the University of Delhi and the University of Michigan.