United Nations Security Council Resolution 137
Adopted by the Security Council at its 864th meeting, on 31 May 1960 
The Security Council,
Noting with regret the death of Judge Sir Hersch Lauterpacht on 8 May 1960,
Noting further that a vacancy in the International Court of Justice for the remainder of the deceased's term of office has thus occurred and must be filled in accordance with the terms of the Statute of the Court,
Noting that, in accordance with Article 14 of the Statute, the date of the election to fill this vacancy shall be fixed by the Security Council,
Decides that an election to fill the vacancy shall take place during the fifteenth session of the General Assembly.
 Adopted without vote.