INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ)
Topic: Mexico v. Bolivia, 2019
Since December 2019, diplomatic relations between Mexico and Bolivia have been on the rocks. With the diplomatic relationship between these Latin American countries worsening, Mexico decided to appeal a case to the International Court of Justice, regarding a diplomatic spat between the two countries. How will delegates ensure that international law and diplomatic facilities are being respected in this case?
The International Court of Justice, also known as ICJ was established in 1945. The court, composed of 15 judges, is responsible for settling legal disputes that are brought upon by member states. These judges are elected by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a term of nine years.
An ICJ is a specialized agency that allows delegates to represent legal professionals such as judges while reviewing various international cases. This committee requires delegates to have critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as an interest in international law. ConMUN 2021 is very proud to be presenting an ICJ in which delegates will be examining a case with a heavy Latin American focus. The diplomatic dispute between Mexico and Bolivia is a current hot topic that must be further discussed. Delegates in this committee have the crucial task of finding the best way forward with this case. We hope to see you there!
Committee email: ICJ@cg-aa.org
Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law
McGill University, Faculty of Law
Vanier College, Faculty of Social Science