International Court of Justice

Actors: Judges (15), Ad hoc Judges (2), Agents (4)


Topic: India v Pakistan – The Jadhav Case

The case itself is based around the trial of Indian national Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. He was, according to India, kidnapped from Iran and held for interrogation on basis of espionage, and later tried and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. According to Pakistan however, Mr. Jadhav tried to illegally enter Pakistani territory and was engaging in acts of espionage and terrorism on behalf of India. The application of India filed in May 2017 stated they believed Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention by refusing Consular Relations, as well as breaches of Article 36. In addition to this, India requested the court that Mr. Jadhav would not be executed before a verdict was reached. Though delegates will discuss the arrest and sentence as the main part of the case, Pakistan and India have a longstanding history of conflict regarding borders, Kashmir, and nuclear developments. Therefore, these extreme tensions can unsurprisingly play a large role in each countries’ demands. Delegates should be able to understand the importance of the case, with its political implications regarding the relationship between India and Pakistan.


CHAIRS

Marko

Dear delegates, my name is Marko Jakšić. I’m 19 years old and come from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I’m currently studying Law at the University of Vienna. I’m honoured to be one of this year’s Chairs for the International Court of Justice at AUCMUN. I’ve always been fascinated by how geopolitics and law interact with each other, as well as their ramifications on our day-to-day lives. I’ve been doing MUNs, along with EYPs and debating, for most of my time in high school, even organising our city’s conference as Deputy Secretary in my senior year. This will be my first time chairing at an university MUN and I am glad I got to do this in Amsterdam. 
As for my interests: I’m a complete nerd when it comes to history and literature, especially when I get the chance to talk about them over a hot cup of coffee. I also love jogging and I’m an avid fan of Olympic fencing. 
I look forward to being your chair this April, and hope we’ll be productive inside the committee room, as well as have some laughs outside of it. See you all in Amsterdam!

Carlos

Carlos Salas is a Mexican student pursuing a major in International Affairs with a minor in Legal Studies at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. He is interested in local governance, public policy, and the practice of diplomacy. Model United Nations started being part of his life when he was 12 years old. Besides MUN, he enjoys singing and acting, but his favorite things in the world are traveling, meeting people from different backgrounds, and tasting new food. Carlos is looking forward to having a great experience with fruitful debates, and to hearing convincing and strong arguments!