On Monday of 5th Week, 8-10pm at the Doctorow Hall of Teddy Hall, the Oxford University United Nations Association will be holding a special, one-of-a-kind International Court of Justice simulation, for a fascinating insight into the world of international law.
The International Court of Justice is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, established to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states and to provide advisory opinions on legal questions submitted to it by authorised international organs, agencies, and the UN General Assembly.
The case before us will be Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (FYR Macedonia v. Greece). In brief: FYR Macedonia alleges that Greece blocked its accession to NATO in violation of its treaty agreements. Greece refuses to let FYR Macedonia call itself 'Macedonia', because it fears this implies irredentist demands to the Greek province of Macedonia; in 1995, it signed a treaty with FYR Macedonia - our job is to work out whether Greece's actions at the Bucharest Summit 2008 put it in violation of international law.