International Court of Justice

The principal judicial body of the UN, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is responsible for settling legal disputes between member states, and for giving advice to the UN bodies. Situated in the Hague it is comprised of 15 Security Council appointed judges.  ICJ verdicts carry significant weight with many states accepting compulsory jurisdiction. In cases where states refuse to accept verdicts, enforcement may be handed off to the Security Council.

ICJ is one of the most challenging, but exciting committees, where delegates discuss critical issues in international law. This year's committee will deal with the worsening crisis between Iran and the United States following the unilateral american withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement


Maddy Wang and Sophie Luo


Islamic Republic of Iran vs. The United States

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