The Specialized Arm of the Jefferson Committee on Diplomacy provides an opportunity for advanced delegates to participate in an engaging multilateral simulation. This year, that simulation will be the International Criminal Court. Delegates will be assigned to represent either the prosecution or defense team for an alleged war criminal during various moments in global history. Delegates will serve as jury members for all cases besides the one they present, thus giving them the opportunity to both present a case and consider critical questions of international law and justice for other cases. Background guides and case assignments will be made closer to the conference date, but delegates interested in researching the ICC now should familiarize themselves with the court's history and the Rome Statute, the court's primary governing document. We look forward to seeing you in November!
Ankita Satpathy is a third year student from Monroe Township, New Jersey. She is in the Politics Honors program and is also studying history. She's specifically interested in questions of diplomacy and development. At U.Va., Ankita serves as the Vice Chair for Hearings for the Honor Committee, and a Research Assistant in the Politics Department. Ankita has been involved in Model UN since high school and loves creating unique committees to serve as engaging learning experiences for the delegates. VAMUN in particular is a conference very close to her heart, as she served as Secretary General last year. This year, she is excited to build a challenging committee environment for specialized committee delegates, and looks forward to meeting everyone in November!