The International Court of Justice, the main judicial branch of the United Nations, is a body that settles legal disputes between states. It also provides advisory opinions on legal questions as requested by United Nations organs and specialized agencies. Delegates in this committee will be able to represent Justices and discuss issues such as nuclear disarmament, land disputes, and the application of United Nations conventions. Delegates will also be able to gain a better understanding of some of the international legal obligations of states as well as how judicial disputes are settled on the international stage.
Position Papers are due March 1st. See our Guidelines here.
1. Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
2. Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America)
Director: Tatyana Budilskaya
Tatyana Budilskaya is a JD-MA candidate in International Relations at the University of Ottawa and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Her endeavors focus on addressing social and legal structures which contribute to human rights violations. Tatyana served as a legal intern with the UN (New York); Canadian Red Cross (Ottawa); the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (Bangkok), and most recently, the Senate of Canada (Ottawa). Tatyana developed her passion for politics and the law by enrolling in Model Parliament and MUN while completing her Joint Honours BA in Political Science and Communication. During her time at Global Affairs Canada, Tatyana helped with communication strategies for the 69th UNGA session. Tatyana will serve as the President of the International Court of Justice for CANIMUN 2018.
Chair: Victoria Bolanos Roberts
Victoria is a student at Concordia University in Montreal, currently studying Political Science and minoring in German. From her CÉGEP education in Liberal Arts, Victoria is extremely passionate about political philosophy, and joined Model United Nations as a result. Since her start at Champlain College, she has attended two CaniMUN committees in both IPF and UNSC, as well as other committees in the Montréal circuit. She represented her school with pride as an executive, and as a delegate, winning many awards for her delegation.This will be her first time staffing at CaniMUN,and looks forward to meeting interesting and diverse people.