International Court of Justice

March 30, 2014

I.C.J. – Irrevocable Conclusive Judgment

Being part of the International Court of Justice committee requires not only an extensive comprehension of the law, but also the ability to portray the facts in your favor. That is what the advocates both of Nicaragua and Colombia accomplished through their submissions. The first submission from Colombia’s advocates regarded Nicaragua’s arrest of a crew […]

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March 30, 2014

Raising voices with improved arguments in ICJ!

Who can ever foresee the result of a debate? The unpredictability of the ICJ committee regarding the conclusions on the case defines today’s deliberations. In a swift game of he said/she said the applicants argued feverishly their opinions on the matter, bringing at one point the situation at a standstill. The advocates of Nicaragua and […]

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March 30, 2014

Judging judges by their gestures

Have you ever asked yourself how difficult it can be to decide whether a person is guilty or not, what punishment does the person deserve – considering what social danger society faces through the actions of that individual and which is the most appropriate solution meant to satisfy directly both society and individual? What about […]

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March 29, 2014

The Iron Lady visits BISMUN

There are people who chose to participate in a Model United Nations for the experience, there are those who think of improving their resume, others are here simply for having fun, but every committee has at least one participant who comes here to prove that time spent debating is never wasted. To those delegates, this […]

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March 28, 2014

ICJ: Guns, Drugs and Legal Grounds, Part II

The end of the first ICJ committee session left the participants felling anxious for the submissions to come. After the influential declaration of the delegate of Nicaragua, the judges were more than eager to inquire the lead and junior applicant of Colombia. In a very persuasive argumentation, Claudia Trif and Andreea Papa stated that Colombia’s […]

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March 28, 2014

ICJ: Guns, drugs and legal grounds, part I

Drug trafficking, economic pressure and illegal military activities! That’s how the second day of ICJ committee session began, Nicaragua’s accusations being by far tougher than the ones presented yesterday.  In other words, Nicaragua’s representatives have actually put fuel on the fire, because aspects like Colombia’s apparent good intentions or the blatant breaking of diplomatic relations […]

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March 28, 2014

3 Questions, 2 Judges, 1 Thing in Common: ICJ!

The participants of the International Court of Justice Committee got to experience what others can only achieve after decades of work. Being named by a state as a judge at The International Court of Justice is not only an honor, but also a great responsibility. We were looking forward to hearing the opinion of someone […]

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