Honorable Judges, Honorable Advocates,
I warmly welcome you all to BERMUN 2022. This conference, in the ICJ, we will be addressing the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro).
Considering the recent, tragic developments in the Ukraine, peacebuilding is a pertinent topic. Having chosen a past case, it is important we learn from mistakes. Although building positive peace is the ultimate goal, prevention, reconciliation, and sustainable peace are often unrealistic. Therefore, in this case we will focus on minimizing future genocide by punishing past perpetrators.
This will be my fourth year in the MUN program. The two forums that I have been involved with so far have been the ICJ, where I was Assistant President and the Registrar multiple times, as well as the Jr. MUN, where I was one of the co-chairs. I am really excited to, once again, partake in the ICJ and work together towards a productive and constructive debate.
In addition to learning about international law and politics, I enjoy reading and playing the flute and the piano. In my free time, I boulder and practice Mixed Martial Arts.
I look forward to seeing all of you this fall.
President of the ICJ