We were pleased to announce the return of the International Court of Justice committee to HAMUN 45 this past year. 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.

Past HAMUN 45 Cases

  • Case A: Chile v. Bolivia
  • Case B: Philippines v. Vietnam

Background Guide:

ICJ Background Guide

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