International Court of Justice (ICJ)

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As you scroll down to reach the chair reports section; your only hope is to do well on your case and to win it in order to prove to yourself and everyone around you that you are capable. I want you to know the significance of your task. My dedicated chair, Ali Kandil, and I, want advocates and judges who want to advocate for justice in the real world, we want people who are passionate and deliberate and most importantly people who know the purpose of being in Model United Nations. The International Court of Justice is a world court so today, you might “just be” in a model but twenty years from now, you might end up working as a judge or an attorney, so do not underestimate the power of this experience and how it can shape you from within. Don’t come into the ICJ looking for the easiest way to win as an advocate and the easiest way to convince your fellow Judges, because we already know you will. Come into this court wanting to spark a change within you and within others to become more educated people. In light of that, my chair and I, chose cases that we viewed as both interesting and unconventional the first one being,  Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya) and the second being, Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium).

Just like this court was established in 1945, you as a judge or advocate can establish something within this model in 2019.

Thank you,

Kanzi El Nasharty, President of the International Court of Justice

Cases

1. Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya)

2. Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium)