Case 1: Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
Case 2: Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) (United States of America v. Italy)
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the one of the principal organs of the United Nations (UN), serving as its judicial organ that resolves disputes between states on the basis of international law as well as provide advisory opinions to other UN organs and specialized agencies. In this committee, delegates will act as justices with their own views and knowledge of international law to decide cases between member states of the UN. Now, as justices and delegates, are you ready to use your (metaphorical) gavels to debate disputes that challenge the very law our world operates on?
*This committee is only recommended for experienced delegates*
Mia Rodriguez is currently a sophomore in the Honors College studying political science and philosophy hoping to complete the pre-law certificate here at Florida International University. They were born and raised in Hialeah from Cuban immigrant parents so it is safe to say that politics holds a big place in her history. From competing in past FIMUNs as a high school delegate to having the opportunity to direct yet another committee in college, Mia could not be more excited to bring this type of committee to the high school circuit. This is their second year affiliated with the FIU Model UN team and they are ecstatic to see what the team can accomplish this year in and out of FIMUN! Besides working with and traveling for Model UN, they are the MMC Housing Senator for the Student Government Association as well as the vice-chair for the Appropriations Committee. In their free time, she tries to read anything ranging from law cases to trashy romance books when not super busy with school work, watches YouTube on topics such as Minecraft to cooking, and loves to hang out with friends considering quality time means a lot to them.
Sofia was born and raised in Mexico and moved with her family to Michigan in 2016 and then moved by herself to Miami in August 2022. She is a sophomore studying international business. Sofia joined the FIU Model UN team for the first time in the Fall of 2022 and had previous experience in high school. She is also a member of the International Business Honor Society and The Women's Network. Sofia is passionate about quality education, especially for young kids. Fun Fact: Sofia has tried every single cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory and her favorite flavor is S'mores.