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The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, is the main judicial organ of the UN.  It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations 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 United Nations organs and specialized agencies. The Court decides disputes between countries, based on the voluntary participation of the States concerned. If a State agrees to participate in a proceeding, it is obligated to comply with the Court’s decision.

The International Court of Justice is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. The Court may not include more than one national of the same State.  Moreover, the Court as a whole must represent the main forms of civilization and the principal legal systems of the world. These organs vote simultaneously but separately. 

In the 2019 edition of IELMUN, International Court of Justice will be dealing with an issue, which has had a lasting influence on the practice of international law and is therefore of significant importance. The delegates are expected to undertake a variety of crucial tasks, such as but not limited to being impartial, striving to properly interpret the meaning, significance, and implications of the law and showing compassion and understanding for the people on both sides of the case. Beyond a shadow of doubt, the most important recognition the delegates should keep in mind is that, justice means more than just interpreting the law, hence this committee is highly recommended to the delegates with the eagerness to participate in lively discussions and to experience a totally different MUN atmosphere.