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International Court of Justice

Letter from the President of the ICJ

Distinguished Advisors, Esteemed Guests, and Dear Participants, 


It is with great honor and pleasure that I welcome you all to the 14th session of the International Court of Justice at TIMUN '21. The ICJ at TIMUN resumes after a year off as one of the most dynamic committees in MUN with its most devoted and keen participants. 


In its 28 years of history, TIMUN continues to raise the standards for success each year, serving as a platform for uniting broad-visioned people all over the world to discuss and resolve matters of global concern. The ICJ, likewise, aims to serve as a court in which all disputes between the Member States are settled in accordance with international law. The ICJ strives to moderate the political system such that all Member States practice their domestic laws peacefully without threatening the sovereignty of any other state. To this end, the ICJ at TIMUN ’21 invites young, critically thinking minds of the globe to get acquainted with international policies and deliberate on the case “Nicaragua v. the United States of America: Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua.”


The United States and Nicaragua had a dispute over the legitimacy of the Sandinista government and the contras allegedly supported by the United States during the Reagan Presidency and Sandinista Government era. The dispute was carried to the ICJ for the court to render its opinion on whether the interference of the US was against international law or not. While the advocates will work vigorously to present their cases to justify their respective claims, the judges will hear the case from both parties in an unbiased manner, and scrupulously deliberate to agree on a verdict based on the evidence presented and testimonies submitted by the parties. 


Once again, The ICJ at TIMUN is awaiting its passionate judges, avid advocates, and experienced Presidency to bring forth an exemplary and enjoyable deliberation over the course of three days. 


It is my great honor to serve as the President of the ICJ at TIMUN 2021 and I look forward to working with the members of the court. 




Ceylin Gün

President of the ICJ