ICJ – International Court of Justice

We are pleased to announce the return of the International Court of Justice committee to HAMUN 44. ICJ is typically a committee reserved for advanced and experienced delegates, seeking to expand their MUN experience with a nontraditional committee with its own parliamentary procedures.

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The Charter of the UN established it in June 1945. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). It is composed of 15 judges, who are elected for nine-years term by the General Assembly and the Security Council. In accordance with international law, the Court’s role is to settle legal disputes submitted by states and further to give advice on legal questions to authorized UN organs and specialized agencies.


1.  Violations of sovereignty, human rights abuses and financing of terrorism in efforts to influence the state of Ukraine  (Ukraine vs. Russian Federation)

2.  Human rights violations, violations of international treaties and law in mishandling of refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean (Spain vs. Italy)

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