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ICJ (International Court of Justice)

Agenda Item: Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain

Under-Secretary-General: Umay Sezen Acar (

Academic Assistant: Eylül Su Karaman

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is one of the organs of the United Nations (UN) and also its principal judicial unit. The Court arises from related Advocates, Judges, the Registrar, President, and Vice President. The ICJ was established in June 1945 with the Charter of the United Nations, therefore “all Member States of the UN are ipso facto parties to the Court’s Statute”.

The court is seated at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. The courts main duty is to adjudicate legal disputes between States by exercising International Law and Agreements. ICJ is also competent to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by the official UN organs or specialized agencies. It should be kept in mind that even the ICJ does not take cases directed at individuals. It is not possible for cases to be opened against individuals.

This committee is suitable for intermediate and experienced delegates.