International Court of Justice


Directed by Rory Oates

Bolivia v. Chile

Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean: Bolivia disputed Chile's long-time domination of their shared coastline.  Bolivia argued that Chile has the obligation to negotiate with Bolivia, that Chile violated its responsibility to do so, and that Bolivia deserves sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean.

Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America

Certain Iranian Assets: Iran filed a complaint in the ICJ claiming that the United States violated its 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Relations with Iran.  American citizens are suing Iranian companies, which they accuse of association with terrorist organizations. This topic addresses problems of sovereignty, economics, and diplomacy in a world connected through conflict and business.

Ukraine v. Russian Federation

Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Ukraine asserted that Russia was complicit in the financing of terrorism.  Ukraine requested that Russia refrain from transporting troops, military equipment, and money into Ukraine's sovereign territory.

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