COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

The International Criminal Court (ICC) sees delegates collaborate in teams of four to prosecute or defend one side of a case dealing with matters such as genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes. Teams produce written legal research briefs prior to the conference that serve as the foundation for their arguments. When a team’s case is not being heard, delegates act as judges for the other four cases being debated by the committee, following the legal sides of the arguments being made to render their verdicts.


2019-2020 ICC Cases


MOCK SESSION

Mock Conference this year is digitized into 5 modules, 4 of them can be viewed at the Litmos website and the 5th is a live Q+A, date TBA


 

CASE ASSIGNMENTS

ICC A CASE TEAM REPRESENTING PROSECUTION TEAM REPRESENTING DEFENDANT
ICC v. Simón Bolívar Team #1 – Team #2 –
ICC v. Hassan Ngeze Team #3 – Team #4 –
ICC v. Nicolae Ceaușescu Team #5 – Team #6 –
 ICC v. Richard Nixon Team #7 – Team #8 –
 

 

ICC B CASE TEAM REPRESENTING PROSECUTION TEAM REPRESENTING DEFENDANT
ICC v. Simón Bolívar Team #1 – Team #2 –
ICC v. Hassan Ngeze Team #3 – Team #4 –
ICC v. Nicolae Ceaușescu Team #5 – Team #6 –
 ICC v. Richard Nixon Team #7 – Team #8 –

ICC BRIEF

Each team must complete a brief – due December 1st

Specific instructions for the brief can be found in the ICC Brief Manual.


RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

ICC Sample Brief

ICC Sample Annotated Brief – Prosecution

ICC Sample Annotated Brief – Defense

ICC Brief Manual

Rome Statute


OFFICER BIOS

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Sarah Cohen, ICC A Chief Justice, Freehold, 11, 3.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

Courts is given ample time, sometimes hours, to deliberate, creating an intimate and comfortable environment for discussion.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Don’t be afraid of failure, it is the best way to learn.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory is following the presentation of my court case, my case group and our opposition spent time getting to know each other while our case was being deliberated.

 

What other activities do you do?

YAG, tennis, track.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

I love all foods, the beach, and Cage the Elephant.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am very excited for conference this year!

 

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Joseph Farrell, a junior from the Hunterdon Central Delegation, and this will be my third year in MUN and fifth year in CE. I will be serving as your Chief Justice of ICC B.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

For me, the thing I love about ICC and courts in general is witnessing growth first hand. My favorite aspect of courts isn’t the heated debate, as enthralling as it may be. For me, the best part is seeing delegates grow throughout the duration of the conference. On Friday, you’re strangers to everyone except 3 other individuals in the room. Yet by Sunday, you become a more confident speaker, debater, and person. This is what MUN is all about. Trust me, if you put in the work and make the best of every moment, courts really does have the power to change your life.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

I know for a fact that every single team in ICC is going to be dedicated. My advice is to utilize that dedication and not be afraid of speaking up. You are the masters of your case. You know it inside and out. There is no reason to be afraid because courts is a safe place where you can be both comfortable to speak, but professional to grow. On that first session of conference, do not worry. Although it might not seem like it as a result of heated deliberations and debate, everyone in courts roots for each other, and at the end of day everyone’s proud of the hours of work you’ve put in.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

Back in MUN 2 I made a friend. We clicked during committee. With them being from upstate New York and me being from Central Jersey, there would be a very little chance that I would ever befriend them in any other context. To this day we still talk regularly although our schools go to different conferences. That is what MUN is all about. You meet amazing people that you know for the rest of your life. I share this information because anyone can do this. There is nothing stopping you from going out and talking to other people during breaks. Fostering a lifelong friendship is something that is incredibly likely for every delegate.

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of MUN and YAG, I really enjoy tennis and music. I write, mix, and record songs in my free time in addition to playing tennis on my high school team. I’m also involved with speech and debate.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

In fourth grade my teacher took nearly a half hour a week to teach the class how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Wasn’t in the curriculum and it didn’t really help us with anything, but to this day 25 other people and I know how to solve one. Like most Gen Z’ers, I love The Office, Parks and Rec, and It’s Always Sunny. I work as a chef in a tea house so in the past year I learned a lot about cooking. My dream city is Madrid.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I know the idea of waking up and going out to conference in dress clothes at 6 AM can seem daunting. But the reason everyone keeps coming back is because of how amazing MUN is. You hear it so much from everyone it can sound like a cliche, but it really isn’t. Conference is a great place with exceptional people. Really try to savor every second of it. With that being said, if this is your first year, welcome! Everyone, including me, is here to help you grow. If you ever have any questions, please by all means email me at joeypfarrell@gmail.com. We are here because we want MUN to change you in the way it changed us. See you guys at conference!