International Court of Justice
Difficulty: Advanced

About the Committee

The ICJ functions differently when compared to other committees, it functions as the legal and judiciary body of the UN. It functions as both a mediator between states in conflict that have looked to it for such, as well as a legal consultant and advisor on matters concerning international law. The court does not function as a ‘punisher’ but rather a legal framework for international laws that permeate through to UN member states. Delegates here are far more free in how they as judges handle the issues brought before them. They must however have some form of legal back up to the verdicts and interpretations they draw upon during cases. 


The Question of Crimea

Somalia vs Kenya (Maritime Delimination in the Indian Ocean)

About the Chairs

Tala Al Otaibi

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Tala is a sophomore studying International Relations at the American University of Sharjah. Her MUN journey began during her junior year of high school. She has participated in 7 conferences since then, with AUDMUN marking her 8th conference and her 4th chairing experience. Tala believes that MUN is great way of bringing people together. She also believes that it is a strong measure in order to help develop debating and research skills. Aside from MUN and politics, Tala enjoys reading, writing and binge-watching series. She is looking forward to meeting and working with you all in November!

Mohammad Atallah

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Mohammad Atallah is a Senior Computer Engineering and Mathematics student at the American University of Sharjah. He has many years of experience and participation in many regional and international MUN conferences, and he is currently serving as the Director of Human Resources of AUSMUN. His continuous participation in MUN conferences reflects his passion towards public speaking and debate. He appreciates MUN because it facilitates a creative environment in which students can experience and build their personalities and meet other students who share the same interests. His excitement to meet bright students at AUD and learn from them is what motivates him to continue his participation with AUDMUN.

Karan Mehta

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Karan Monesh Mehta has been an active MUNer since the past 5 years and has attended several Inter-school and Inter-university conferences. He has chaired more than six times and been the Secretary-General twice. Currently he is the President of the MUN society at the University of Wollongong in Dubai where he is completing the final year of his degree. Karan is more than excited to be chairing at the International Court of Justice and hopes to learn as much as he can give back to this years AUDMUN.