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Dealing with Discrimination: ICJ Tackles Racial Discrimination Case

By
Lena Marzona
Nov 21, 2019

     The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be tackling the theme of this year’s BERMUN conference through the discussion of the case "Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation).” 

     The ICJ will have the job of determining whether Russia engaged in any racial discrimination towards Ossetian citizens of Georgia. Assistant President of the ICJ Daniel Delfs says that the advocates and judges of the ICJ will have to struggle with  “whether racial discrimination, in this case, matched the definition stated in the Convention on the Application of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (1962) as well as if the ICJ has the jurisdiction, per the convention, to rule over this case.”

 The ICJ will spend their conference discussing and dissecting the case to hopefully deliberate ways to prevent racial discrimination which remains ever so topical in today's society. 


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