Chapter XIV of the United Nations Charter, written in 1945, established the International Court of Justice as the judicial body of the United Nations. One of the hallmarks of ICJ is that any nation that is a party in a case must comply with the decision of the Court; it can make binding decisions. However, the caveat is that nations can choose whether or not they bring cases before the Court. Still, the International Court of Justice has a rich history, full of drama and intrigue, scandal, and a cast of interesting characters. From civil war to whaling complaints, the ICJ covers a wide range of topics and issues. Ultimately, the mission of the Court is to resolve disputes between member states and to provide advisory opinions to the United Nations on matters that the General Assembly and Security Council seek advice on. As an Associate Justice of the International Court of Justice, you are tasked with coming up with comprehensive solutions and debating them with other justices.

Although this is not an advanced committee, 

ALMUN does not recommend delegates who have never competed Model United Nations prior to ALMUN XIV to be placed into this committee.

The International Court of Justice 


Vice President
Kara Hutchinson

Kara Hutchinson is a sophomore History major with a concentration in Legal History, as well as a minor in Political Science. Within the Alabama International Relations Club, she is one of two co-chairs for the International Court of Justice for ALMUN. Outside of ALMUN, she serves as the Treasurer for both the Legal Research Club and the Undergraduate Historical Society. She is also a Senior Editor for the Capstone Journal of Law and Public Policy and on the Review Board and Copy Editing Team for the Crimson Historical Review. Kara is very excited for this year's ALMUN and can't wait to welcome students to the University of Alabama!


Madison Emerick

Madison Emerick is currently a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in History with a minor in Spanish. She is involved in multiple organizations on campus such as CHAARG, a women’s fitness organization, Tide Against Suicide, and, of course, the Alabama International Relations Club, or AIRC. When Madison is not studying, she also participates as a member of the collegiate MUN travel team, and she has competed in three conferences so far this year! Madison is also part of the mentoring program in AIRC where she helps to mentor high school students in all aspects of MUN!


Vice President
Chloe Hensley

Chloe Hensley is so excited to be the Vice President for the International Court of Justice!