ICJ (International Court of Justice)
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.
Topic A: The International question of self-proclaimed Independence
Topic B: Refugees and Maritime Law
Ana Popova is a third year law student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Currently devoting most of her time to her specialization in European and international public law, she still finds time for the never-ending passion of attending MUNs and supports her
beloved MUNAM – the biggest Munich MUN society. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano and swimming in the seas surrounding her Balkan homeland. Regardless of the importance she attaches to rules and precision, the amount of fun she has dealing with legal questions can be seriously contagious!
Anna is currently in her third year of European Law at Maastricht University and has been doing MUN for one year. In this year, she has attended 5 conferences as a delegate and one as a chair. Her appreciation for the international legal system is based on its ability to balance adherence to logic and flexibility. This allows its subjects to argue just about anything (as long as its substantiated of course), and to be very creative. She is very excited to be chairing this year’s International Court of Justice and looks forward to exploring the topics together.