HS | Experienced Delegates
Grades 10-12 | 1 team of up to 3 students per school
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There are a limited number of spaces for ICJ teams at each KUNA, reserved on a first-come, first-served basis when schools submit their KUNA Intent Form.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is one of the principal bodies of the UN. It mediate disputes between UN member states (countries), and provides advice to the General Assembly on issues relating to international law.
The ICJ does not put individuals on trial; only member states of the UN may participate in the proceedings of the court. States may present cases on behalf of other entities (e.g. companies or groups of people within their own jurisdictions).
The ICJ hears two kinds of cases:
ICJ teams will be assigned one side of either an Advisory Case or a Contentious Case. Each team will present between 2-3 rounds of oral arguments based on the case they are assigned. ICJ Presidents & Justices will hear the oral arguments and score each team.
All ICJ delegates serve as Advocates in teams of up to 3. Each ICJ team will be assigned (1 month prior to KUNA) the applicant or respondent position for either the Advisory or Contentious Case. Your team will have 15 minutes to present your side of your assigned case. If you are serving as the Applicant, you will be able to reserve up to 5 minutes of that time for a rebuttal (closing argument).
Chosen by ICJ | Open to Experienced Delegates (Gr. 10-12)
ICJ Presidents (2)
Chosen by ICJ
The ICJ is presided over by the ICJ Presidents. Each President will be assigned one of the cases, and will preside over hearings with those delegates serving as Justices for that case. The Presidents will be help organize and facilitate the Deliberations following each hearing.