Justin Böhlen


of the


John F. Kennedy School

Dear Participants of BERMUN 2023,

Welcome to the International Court of Justice 2! This year, we will be discussing the case of Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay)

When Uruguay allowed for the construction of two pulp mills by a Spanish company on the River Uruguay, Argentines were outraged. Many demonstrated against the construction of pulp mills out of concern of environmental pollution. As a result of these protests against unsustainable development with the purpose of profit extraction, a formal dispute was submitted to the International Court of Justice by Argentina against Uruguay.

This will be my 10th MUN conference, my 4th conference as a student officer, and my 6th conference as a part of the ICJ. Being a participant in the ICJ opened my eyes to the importance of international law and gave me insight I could not obtain in a different forum.

I am a 16 year old 11th grader at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, taking walks, and hanging out with friends. 

I look forward to seeing you all in November.

Justin Böhlen

President of the International Court of Justice

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