Model International Court of Justice (ICJ) is back and better than ever! UN Youth Wellington, in partnership with DLA Piper present Model ICJ 2019 with support from the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students Society and Good Fortune Coffee Co!

The International Court of Justice was established in 1945 as the United Nations’ main judicial body which acts to resolve disputes between member states. The Court resides in The Hague (Netherlands) but our event will be held in the equally beautiful Pipitea campus of Victoria University.

We are also very excited to announce that Model ICJ will be a FREE event for tertiary students. It will also be a COMPETITION between participants, all aiming to win prizes for their quality of participation.

Since the ICJ format will be unfamiliar to many of you, Amarind and Ben have kindly offered to hold an open question hour from 1:30pm – 2:30pm on Thursday 21st March in the Law Common Room (Old Government Buildings). This is an opportunity to clarify the procedure of the courtroom or ask any questions you may have.

We highly encourage you to sign up as a participant where you will be assigned as a Judge or Counsel for the day. The case in point of this event will be revealed closer to the date so that all participants are given equal time to prepare. The relevant positions however for our participants include; The Judges, Counsel for Party A and Counsel for Party B (these countries will be released at a later date for fairness to all participants). The courtroom will be comprised of counsel (4 per side) and 13 Judges. There will be multiple rooms all debating the same documentation.

If you are interested in being a volunteer to help us run the event feel free to send an email to gina.bailey@unyouth.org.nz or talk to Ben/Amarind during the question hour from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm on Thursday 21 March.

Question Hours from 1:30-2:30 pm on Thursday 21st March in the Law Common Room.
Registrations open on Friday 22 March at 6:00 pm. We have very limited spaces available so get in quick!

For any furthers questions or queries, please contact the Communications Officer, Gina Bailey at gina.bailey@unyouth.org.nz