ICJ (International Court of Justice)

Level: Advanced

Topic A: The Democratic Republic of Congo V. Uganda: Case concerning armed activities in the DRC (Use of force and self-defence)

Topic B: Croatia V. Serbia: Case concerning historical genocide

Number of Delegates: 15

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The Charter of the UN established it in June 1945. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). It is composed of 15 judges, who are elected for  nine-years term by the General Assembly and the Security Council. In accordance with international law, the Court’s role is to settle legal disputes submitted by states and further to give advice on legal questions to authorized UN organs and specialized agencies.


Mar Villora

Mar is a Double Degree student in Law and Economic Science at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. When she began her university studies, she joined a students' Association dedicated to the promotion of the United Nations' values in her home university. Specializing her studies towards Public International Law, she has chaired several MUN Committees, but without a doubt ICJ is her favourite one. She has volunteered in India and Nepal with several NGO’s, and strongly advocates and fights for freedom and equality. This has not only broadened her outlook, but also enabled her to take the initiative and the lead in a crisis, reaffirming her position towards political activism and youth-empowerment.

She looks forward to a fruitful debate, a fun filled conference and an overall grand time in Hamburg!