International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The International Court of Justice ( ICJ) is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations (UN). Seated in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, the court settles legal disputes submitted to it by states and provides advisory opinions on legal questions submitted to it by duly authorized international branches, agencies, and the United Nations General Assembly.

As a participant in this committee you will find yourself sitting in the Deliberation Room of the International Court of Justice, located in the Peace Palace, situated in The Hague. As a judge, you will not represent your country, but your own opinion regarding the dispute which is discussed. Your role is to interpret and apply the principles of the ICJ Statute as best as you can in an impartial and conscientious manner. As one of the four lawyers, you will defend the stance which the country that you represent has taken with regard to the dispute. Therefore you must attempt to come up with relevant arguments sustained by evidence in order to make your point

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Positions available in this Committee:

Ronny Abraham (France), Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia), Hisashi Owada (Japan), Peter Tomak (Slovakia), Mohamed Bennouna (Morocco), Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil), Sir Christopher Greenwood (United Kingdom), Xue Hangin (China), Joan E. Donoghue (United States), Giorgio Gaja (Italy), Julia Sebutinde (Uganda), Dalveer Bhandari (India), James Crawford (Australia), Kirill Gevorgian (Russia), Patrick Lipton Robinson (Jamaica)

4 lawyers


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