The International Court of Justice (ICJ) deals with questions regarding the legality of actions undertaken by certain nations and their impact on other nations to determine resolutions to complex multinational situations such as ownership over outer space, considerations for the legal usage of nuclear weapons, and more. Justices operate in teams of four to 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 three cases being debated by the committee, following the legal sides of the arguments being made to render their verdicts.

ICJ Cases 2017-2018


Date: November 12, 2017. Location and time TBA.


Each team must complete a brief — due December 1st

For instructions, see the ICJ Brief Manual.

For more guidance, see the ICJ Sample Brief.