International Court of Justice
The ICJ cases for AISMUN 2018 are:
Case #1: Application of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro).
The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina instituted proceedings against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on the 20th of March 1993. This dispute was concerned over the alleged violation of the Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime and Genocide. Bosnia and Herzegovina requested from the ICJ to adjudge and declare many statements such as:
- That Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) has breached, and is continuing to breach, its legal obligations towards the people and State of Bosnia and Herzegovina under many articles of the Genocide Convention.
- That Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) has violated and continues to violate many articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with respect to the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- That Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), in breach of its obligations under general and customary international law, has killed, murdered, wounded, raped, robbed, tortured, kidnapped, illegally detained and exterminated the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is continuing to do so.
Case #2: Aerial incident of 3 July 1988 (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America).
On the 17th May 1998, the Islamic Republic of Iran instituted proceedings versus the United States of America in regards to an aerial incident. This incident involved an Iran Air Airbus A-300B being destroyed by the USS Vincennes. As the United States did not compensate Iran in any way, Iran believed that the USA had violated certain provisions of the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and of the 1971 Montreal Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation.