COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

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


MOCK SESSION

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


CASE ASSIGNMENTS

ICJ CASE TEAM REPRESENTING PLAINTIFF TEAM REPRESENTING DEFENDANT
United States of America v. Iran Team #1 – Westfield Team #2 – Rancocas Valley
Advisory Opinion –Wall in Occupied Palestinian Territory Team #3 – Voorhees Team #4 – Hunterdon Central
Liechtenstein v. Guatemala Team #5 – New Providence Team #6 – North Hunterdon
Argentina v. Uruguay Team #7 – Cranford Team #8 – Immaculata

ICJ BRIEF

Each team must complete a brief — due December 1st

For instructions, see the ICJ Brief Manual.

For more guidance, see the ICJ Sample Brief.