International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Established in June 1945, the Court settles legal disputes between member states in accordance with international treaties, conventions, and the general principles of law. In this session, delegates will represent neutral judges (rather than countries), and will use legal reasoning to come to decisions on two cases. First, the Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America, an ongoing dispute over the United States’ destruction of Iranian oil fields in the late 80s. Second, Qatar v. United Arab Emirates, which discusses allegations of racial discrimination and human rights violations by the UAE against Qatari citizens.


This committee is geared to delegates of any skill level and interests. Please note that ICJ rules and procedure run differently than all other MACMUN committees.

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Staff Members

Ishwak Singh
Dia Martinez Gracey
Gina Nguyen
Crisis Analyst
Falak Shoaib
Crisis Analyst
Emily Ranta
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McMaster sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.


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