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ICJ (International Court of Justice) Topic A
Resolving Australia's accusation that Japan is involved in illegal whaling activities.
Determining the legality of the United States incursion into Pakistan in pursuit of Osama Bin Laden.
Isabella Gaxiola Instituto Brillamont
CIMUN XIII February 8, 9, &10
or ICJ is one of the most important committees in the United Nations. but the Topic we’d like to focus on is “Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Nicaragua)”. ICJ has relatively few cases. all from different countries. and a vice-president. all 13 remnant judges are members. all with 9 year terms. depending on what these charges are.ICJ. though in the 1980s. It covers a huge variety of judicial activities such as when a state brings charges to ICJ. Other examples of recent cases are “Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Japan)”. the court began to work 1946 as a successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice. and the UN General Assembly. If a judge come to die while in term. to be precise in “The Peace Palace” where the court resides and where all court cases are studied and defined. Thailand)” in which Cambodia requested the interpretation of the judgment that took place a long time ago. The ICJ Headquarters is located in The Hague. Established in 1945. another judge from the same country is elected to finish his term. such as Judge Ronny Abraham from France and Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh from Jordan. . “Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger)” and our Topic. at exception from China from 1967-1985. it is the one that settles legal disputes submitted by states and provides advisory opinions on legal questions submitted to it by duly authorized international organs. the ICJ calls upon both states. Thailand) (Cambodia v. The 5 permanent members from the Security Council must always have a judge in the ICJ Headquarters. There is a president. an example of a recent case can be “Request for interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. right after the end of World War II.International Court of Justice The International Court of Justice. Judges can be reelected. ICJ has 15 judges. countries started to use ICJ more often. agencies. Netherlands. which are some of the few of the cases presented to the ICJ. the prosecutor and the defense attorney.
mercopress. Australia states that there is no need of killing the whales for getting the information that Japan is looking for.11.com/2011/05/09/australia-submits-japan-s-antarcticwhaling-program-to-the-international-court http://blogs. My delegation has no problems with whale hunting since it doesn’t reach the coasts. my delegation supports Australia’s accusations and considers that we don’t have to put more species in risk to start taking care of all whale species My country encourages Japan to stop its whaling activities. My country is fully against whale killing because there are a lot of endangered whale species already.com/80beats/2010/02/18/is-the-anti-whalingactivist-who-boarded-a-japanese-whaling-ship-a-pirate/ http://jurist. since my delegation believes this is the best solution for this situation. http://en. this is a biodiversity environmental issue and every country in the world gets affected at last. but nowadays.12.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1. Plus. Even though my country doesn’t have that problem in first sight.3.5&tag=whaling&limit=20 . my delegation thinks it would be helpful to establish more conditions for scientific whaling. Zambia would like to find ways to research what is needed in a way where avoiding lethal processes is possible. Also. Also.9. and whale meat not used for study is sold for consumption in Japan.4.2.6.com/cgi-bin/mt/mtsearch.1.Committee: ICJ (International Court of Justice) Topic A: Resolving Australia’s accusation that Japan is involved in illegal whaling activities Country: Zambia Name of Delegate: Isabella Gaxiola School: Instituto Brillamont Before the International Whaling Commission was created. whaling is illegal with the exception of “scientific whaling. whales were killed for their oils and flesh. Zambia has never had any whale problem of this kind and has not helped Japan in any ways. and even though Japan argues that Minke whales are abundant. Japanese whalers kill an estimated 1000 whales each year.justia.discovermagazine.” Australia accuses Japan of violating and practicing commercial whaling under the disguise of scientific whaling. which critics say is the real reason for the hunts.10.8. to prevent the unnecessary killing of the whales.7.
Country: Zambia Name of Delegate: Isabella Gaxiola School: Instituto Brillamont Barack Obama. at the cost of entering Pakistan . the U.S.Committee: ICJ (International Court of Justice) Topic B: Determining the legality of the United States incursion into Pakistan in pursuit of Osama Bin Laden. Osama Bin Laden. This promise was accomplished on May 2. 2011. Army would kill the leader and creator of Al Qaeda. before getting elected to be the United States President. promised that under his lead.