The ICJ is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, adjudicating various disputes between member states. The Court’s role is to settle, per international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. It is comprised of 15 judges, elected by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and the General Assembly (GA), serving nine-year terms. In Model ICJ, the judges change positions for different topics, taking on the roles of prosecution and defense. Extensive prior preparation is essential for this committee.

CASE 1: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

CASE 2: Obligation to Negotiate Access

CASE 3: Vienna Convention


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