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International Court of Justice (ICJ)
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About the Committee

The ICJ is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations. Its role is to handle legal issues that have been submitted by countries in the global community, and to also provide advisory opinions in cooperation with the United Nations General Assembly. Court rulings issued by the ICJ can be enforced by the UN Security Council, however, it is still subject to veto power. 

Topics

I. Bosnian Genocide Case (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro)

II. Certain Iranian Assets (Iran v. United States)


About the Chairs

Sarah Tabbara

chair     sarah.tabbara@mymail.aud.edu

Sarah Tabbara is a third-year student studying International Studies at AUD. She is as in love with politics as she is in love with fashion. Her all time dream is to become a lawyer, however, there is a good possibility that she might end up becoming a professor teaching either politics or history. Aside from all her academic life, she loves reading, writing, playing soccer, and learning new languages. The United Nations organization, in general, is something that intrigues her and attracts her attention. Having a good idea of the way it works would be something that would be a great satisfaction. 


Nada Mahmoud

co-chair     nada_ahmedalaa@hotmail.com

Nada was born in Alexandria and raised in Abu Dhabi. She is a senior Medical Student at the University of Sharjah and hopes to use her education to help those in need. Having been involved in MUN since high school, she believes that MUN not only provides a great platform for the youth to speak their minds and release their inner politicians, but also a great way for students to get involved in current affairs and learn in ways that traditional education cannot cater. Although a future medic, Nada is aspiring to have a career in world politics and hopes to pursue a law degree after her graduation.