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International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. For the purposes of this conference, we have included University Level and High School Level versions of this committee. The High School Level committee will discuss highly relevant cases that will allow for a less arduous but equally fruitful debate best suited to our High School delegates.


1. Congo v Uganda: The Case Concerning Armed Activities in the DRC
2. Revoking the Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir

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About the Chairs

Zahraa Al Attiya

Zahraa Al Attiya is an IBDP student with multiple chairing experiences under her belt. Besides chairing, Zahraa is also the head of debate and Model United Nations club, a head student and has trained other delegates in the world of Model United Nations. Her love for politics and debate has fueled her passion for MUN. Zahraa is exuberant to serve as your chair in AUDMUN and is especially looking forward to working in the International Court of Justice. She believes that being in the ICJ will allow you to further understand the vexing international concerns facing our world today, develop a broader perspective on global politics and become even better orators.

Salma Hazem Hussein

Salma Hussein is currently a freshman studying Biomedical Engineering at Ajman University. Ever since grade 8, MUN became a big part of her life. After every conference, Salma managed to broaden her knowledge about all global crises. Preparing for and participating in the debates played a major role in shaping her outgoing personality, and she believes that MUN definitely helps bring out the leader in every single participant. Salma is really looking forward for this conference and can’t wait to meet you all!

Zahraa Jaber

Zahraa is currently a freshman at the American University of Sharjah. Her MUN journey began back in her freshman year of high school. She believes that MUN truly brings out the best and strongest qualities in a person seeing as it requires research skills, debating, confidence and persuasion. It is a life changing experience that she is glad she was introduced to. She looks forward to meeting you all and hopes that this conference will be an unforgettable experience for all of you!