As the primary judicial branch of the UN, the ICJ reviews cases submitted by the Member States in order to settle legal disputes and provide advisory opinions. The Court is composed out of 15 judges who serve nine-year terms. It either works on contentious issues or advisory opinions, the latter providing legal aid to UN agencies facing complex issues. Article 93 makes all UN Members subject to the court, whereas Article 94 decrees that all UN Member States are bound by the Court’s verdict if they are a subject in a case under review.
Chair: Hassan Ansari
Hello! My name is Hassan Ansari and I am currently practicing Criminal law in Karachi, Pakistan. I graduated in 2015 and will be going for the Bar to Lincoln’s Inn in August 2017. I am a big fan of Aviation, commercial to be specific, and the sports cricket! The 1966 Shelby Gt-350 Ford Mustang is my favorite car, Barack Obama my favorite public speaker and Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar is my favorite cricket players. Coke over Pepsi any day!
Chair: Sheyla Rzaeva
My name is Sheyla, I am 22 years old and I am coming from a wonderful country, Azerbaijan. Currently, I am a postgraduate student of International law at the University of Southampton, and I am eager to assist you in preparing and being part of International Court of Justice committee, and be as approachable and helpful as possible while chairing. Looking forward to seeing your amazing performance in the conference!
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia v United States of America: The Legality of the use of force