The International Criminal Court
Agenda: Office of the Prosecutor v.X.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression. The Court aims to end impunity, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again. Governed by an international treaty called the Rome Statute, the ICC is the world’s first permanent international criminal court.
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Ashwin Shanbhag is a practicing lawyer in the Madras High Court, specializing in the commercial and civil side. He frequently appears before several tribunals across the state. His passion for litigation was fueled right from college days when he was the winner of the All India National Moot Court in his final year of Law School, where he was also adjudged runner-up in his very first year. He’s broken at various other National Level moots. Of all the cross-examinations he’s been a part of, he still swears by the cross-examination Col Nathan Jessup (Ref: A Few Good Men)as the best cross-examination he’s ever witnessed in his life. He’s also an avid debater and was one of the 40 students selected globally to be a part of the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge which took place in Budapest in 2014. When he’s not mooting or debating, he finds little time to do MUNs. Having chaired at Oxford Twice, at London International MUN, Harvard MUN India and Ivy League Model UN India, and close to 45 MUNs across leading Universities and High Schools across the country, he’s sure to bring to the table a lot of experience. Also, he’s quite upset that OakMUN isn’t coinciding with Ramadan time: i.e: No Haleem
Priyanka Pai is a final year law student from GLC, Mumbai. An active part of the MUN circuit, she has delegated and chaired numerous conferences across the country like TECHFEST MUN, SRM MUN, BITS Goa Mun among multiple other MUNs of repute. She expects her delegates to be well researched and adept with the nuances of debate, diplomacy, deliberation, and discussion. On a lighter note, a big fan of sarcasm and puns, delegates who incorporate these in their speeches will definitely be given extra points in her committee. She's delighted to be a part of this conference and hopes to oversee good debate