INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

“Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.” – Edmund Burke

In the ICJ, you don’t just learn about and discuss the way things are today – you are forced to discover why. You analyze the systems working behind the scenes, the legal frameworks and decisions that shaped the world as it stands today, in order to extract the guiding principles behind these choices. Judges in the ICJ will be forced to come to independently formulated philosophical and legal conclusions on various questions, not dependent on any foreign policy, and debate these points in order to come to workable solutions for pressing issues. A small committee, the ICJ promises to deliver an exciting session, by both providing opportunities for every judge to contribute and by facilitating intense, thought-provoking debate. A wide range of topics have been selected, each one concerning themes tying back into the conference topic, so there will be no shortage of discussion, while maintaining a focus on sovereignty and self-defense. Best for experienced, law-oriented participants looking for a change from the usual MUN experience, the ICJ is distinct from every other committee in both its procedure and its focus, ensuring an unforgettable conference.

 

PD 1

Evaluating the legal status of the Palestinian occupied territories.

 

 

PD 2

Addressing the legality of the Turkish occupation of Northern Cyprus

 

 

PD 3

Exploring the legal contentions arising from the territorial disputes in the arctic circle, and the applicability of the United Nations convention on the law of the sea

CONFERENCE TOPIC

 

Evaluating the legality of the US war on terror

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