International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), is the sole judicial organ of the United Nations. The ICJ is composed of 15 judges elected by the General Assembly for nine year terms. The sitting judges come from: Somalia, China, Slovakia, France, Morocco, Brazil, USA, Italy, Uganda, India, Jamaica, Australia, Russian Federation, Lebanon and Japan. The ICJ entertains both contentious cases and requests for advisory opinions.

In MUNOTH 2019, the ICJ will be an intermediate committee, and will have 15 members (one per judge). This committee is especially recommended to those with a background in law or an interest in it.

Would you like to be part of the ICJ in MUNOTH 2019? Apply via MyMun before the 23rd of March 2019!


  • Cyprus v Turkey, the situation concerning the aftermath of the 1974 intervention
  • Advisory opinion on intervention by invitation of opposition groups, and the existence of humanitarian grounds


  • Nur Ayca Demir 
  • Parthabi Kanungo


“The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946.

The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). Of the six principal organs of the United Nations, it is the only one not located in New York (United States of America).

The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.”

–  International Court of Justice