INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

President: Marvin Yen (IBSH)

Dep. President: Ethan Skonicki (IBSH)

Registrar: Mahilnan Mahesh Uma (IBSH)

(1201) Military and Paramilitary activities in and against Nicaragua
(Nicaragua v. United States of America)
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Welcome to HSINMUN XVII! My name is Marvin Yen, a rising senior at the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park, and it is my honor to serve as your president of the International Court of Justice for HSINMUN XVII. Throughout the course of my MUN career, I have grown from a chubby admin counting tallies and serving the student officers into a confident public speaker who has a love for MUN. After sixteen conferences and counting, I am pleased to be able to pass down what I’ve learned over the course of six years. ICJ has always been my favorite committee, as it leaves no filters, allowing only the best advocates and judges to go back and forth between themselves. Serving as a deputy prescient, advocate, judge, and even witness, ICJ has taken up over half of all my MUN experience. ICJ has allowed me to become more aware of current events and has honed my ability to think spontaneously and fabricate strong arguments. Unlike any other committee. I am beyond jubilant and hopeful of the upcoming HSINMUN and hope that everyone shares the same excitement with me. Aside from MUN, I like to play basketball, lounge with my cat, and eat Japanese food. Some strong advice I would give to advocates would be to reach out to any of the student officers for help because I know the feeling of not understanding a case as I was once an advocate too! Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about any problem and wish you the best of luck! 

Greetings! I am Ethan Robert Skonicki, a sophomore at the International Bilingual School in Hsinchu Park. This will be my sixth Mun conference and my first chairing experience. It is my utmost honor to be serving as deputy president of the International Court of Justice in HSINMUN XVII this year. I started my MUN career as an admin passing notes and filling other delegate’s water bottles. After my first conference, I discovered that I had an interest in MUN, which soon blossomed into a passion. MUN has not only improved my public speaking skills, but it has also allowed me to learn more about current events happening around the globe. I am extremely excited to see the issue of Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (1201) being debated in this year’s ICJ court case. Outside of MUN, I enjoy binge watching TV shows, snacking, and playing basketball. I wish the advocates luck in preparing their court cases; if judges or advocates have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

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I am Mahilnan Mahesh Uma, a Sophomore from IBSH, and it is my utmost honor to be serving as your registrar of the International Court of Justice in HSINMUN XVII this year. This will be my fifth conference, my third time in ICJ, and my first time chairing. After being an Advocate for HSINMUN last year I am delighted to be able to serve as your registrar, at my first chairing conference. My first MUN conference was in seventh grade where I was an admin for HSINMUN in GA1. I’m thrilled and can’t wait for a very exciting debate that the advocates will bring. Aside from MUN, I love watching youtube and binging Netflix whenever I can. The shows I’ve watched are Modern Family, Brooklyn 99, Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother. I love playing basketball and watching sports such as NBA and F1. 

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