International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was created by the Charter of the United Nations in June 1945 and began work in April 1946. The International Court of Justice is currently located at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.
The International Court of Justice is composed of 15 judges who are elected for 9 years by the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. The Court may not include more than one national of the same state. The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.
In this edition of Academy MUN, the ICJ will be entertaining one case which is “Oil Platforms” case between Islamic Republic of Iran and United States of America.
Case: Oil Platforms (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America)
Under Secretary General: Gülce ÖZDİLEKCAN