TOPIC 1: The Application of International Law in Universal Jurisdiction
The Application of International Law in Universal Jurisdiction is a complicated topic as little has been discussed on this pressing issue. Universal Jurisdiction is a nation’s ability to prosecute and try individuals internationally for crimes while not having the case correlate to the prosecuting country or its interests. While the international community has reached a consensus that universal jurisdiction is vital to maintaining peace and global order, little action has been taken. No set guidelines have been applied, as a precedent for universal jurisdiction has not yet been established. In this committee, delegates will be expected to represent their respective countries and have educated debates concerning the issue of the scope, power, and application of international law in universal jurisdiction. While international crimes may be tried in the ICC or ICJ, the questions lay in if universal jurisdiction should transfer power to to individual countries, if a separate court/tribunal should be created to deal with these particular issues, if universal jurisdiction applies to “diplomats” who have immunity by nature, or only to those who have committed wide scale crimes against humanity. Delegates will be expected to write and pass resolutions in LEGAL during this conference in order to restore peace and order in the international community.
topic 2: Criminal Justice Response to Cybercrime and Cyber-Warfare
As technology evolves, so does the intensity and levels of crime. Illegal activity on the internet is a current and modern issue that is only worsening in depth and complexity: attacks are evolving to be more common, dangerous, and sophisticated. Billions of dollars are consumed annually around the world due to cybercrime and the attempts to repair victimized systems have cost the international community greatly. Private and public sectors are both at risk as cybercriminals target personal information as well as corporate data. Citizens, overseas hackers, and terrorists may have different motives but can all perpetrate such attacks. Although there is international consensus on the importance of cybersecurity, there is still much to be desired when it comes to definitive action. Issues including (but not limited to) protocol, protective measures, and international responsibility/jurisdiction will be on the table for debate. It is your responsibility as a representative of your respective government to bring cyber crime and warfare to the forefront of your nation’s policies. It is expected that you all have written and passed resolutions in order to deal with these pressing issues before the end of the conference.