Welcome to the DMCIMUN 2020 International Criminal Court!
The goal of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is to end impunity for those guilty of serious international crimes including genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. DMCI’s ICC committee is a specialized committee that uses a modified version of Model UN procedure (detailed in the background guide) to simulate an ICC trial. Delegates will be assigned the roles of prosecutors, defence lawyers, or judges.
1. The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé During the 2010 Côte d'Ivoire presidential election, the then incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo lost to his opponent, Alassane Ouattara. In an attempt to stay in power, Gbagbo and his inner circle, including Charles Blé Goudé, who was the Youth and Employment Minister and leader of the Jeunes Patriotes, allegedly designed and implemented a common plan to stay in power. This involved the murder, rape, persecution, and other inhumane acts directed toward the supporters of his rival, Ouattara. Gbagbo and Blé Goudé are charged with crimes against humanity for their role in the violence.
2. The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir was the president of Sudan from 1989 to 2011. Al-Bashir and other high-ranking Sudanese leaders allegedly carried out a common plan to attack with the intention to destroy various ethnic groups in Darfur. This conflict resulted in the deaths of at least 300,000 people and displaced 2.5 million. Al-Bashir is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.