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International Court of Justice (ICJ HS)

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established in June 1945 by the UN Charter 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 UN 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. Bolivia v Chile: The Case Concerning the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala River
2. The 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights

About the Chairs

Lamya Butt

Lamya is an aspiring Economics and Political Science major, currently in Dubai Scholars Private School. MUNs have been a huge part of her life, she has over 16 MUN experiences and has served as a delegate, chair and Secretary-General throughout her MUN experience. Her interests span from politics, economics, debate, public speaking to eating, sleeping and Netflix! For Lamya, MUNs provide a platform for students to discuss world issues they feel strongly about and debate and discuss solutions to those issues. Lamya hopes that all delegates, beginners or experienced, have a great time at AUDMUN 2020, especially at the International Court of Justice. Her advice to all delegates: research, engage, debate.

Ahmad Reyad Al- Khazali

Ahmad is a freshman in Med school, who graduated from Wesgreen International School as the Head Boy. He is a specialist in parliamentary debating and live discussion forums, winning some of the largest competitions in the country. Including the World GEMS modern academy debates, earning 2 best speaker awards, human (livio)rights discussion forums in Our Own English Highschool Dubai, earning a best speaker award, multiple Wesgreen science and parliamentary debates and many others. With a suiting experience in the AUD High Achievers competition. He has participated in AUSMUN19 and earned an honorable mention award, in AUSMC earning the Best Senator award, and AUSMUN20 earning the Best Delegate award. Ahmad has chaired the UNDP in WISMUN20 and is extremely excited to step into his second chairing experience to work towards making AUDMUN20 an incredibly fulfilling and fun experience for all! He hopes to observe constructive debates in the International Court of Justice and will be assessing delegates diligently. He also loves cookies… a lot!