Your chairs wish to remind you that the first drafts of your legal papers are due on TUESDAY. We (your chairs) will be helping you make corrections before you turn them in to your teachers, so make them good! For those of you who are still unfamiliar with the legal paper composition process, it is in the SALMUN handbook which all of you should have received by now. It is shown as follows:
You will be expected to write TWO LEGAL PAPERS. ONE FOR EACH CASE.
This is the format:
Submitted by: COUNTRY
Representative: YOUR NAME
Caucus: International Criminal Court
CASE: OMAR AL-BASHIR ON CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY or GEORGE W. BUSH ON WAR CRIMES
I. Background info on the case
Explain the whole history behind the case. Start by explaining how that person came to power and their history as a leader. Go into the historical facts that led them to take measures and command operations. Explain the crimes and accusations the person in receiving. You should put numbers, data and facts in this part.
II. Country's point of view
Your country's opinion on the case. Guilty or innocent?
How is your country involved in the case and how does your people and government feel about the trial? Describe how your country sees the ICC and how they feel about the crimes the leader is being accused of. Maybe detail on topics such as genocide, murder or war chimes and especially, how does your country view punishment.
This should reflect your ideas like a position paper would.
You should put evidence and facts that prove ur opinion on the case. Point out where the leader failed or why he or she should be free from charges. This is where you are free to use your best argument skills and pick out the best ideas to prove your point. Remember to use counter arguments and refute points that could be done by the defense!
An overall of the case and your position.
If there are any more questions or doubts, PLEASE contact us in school/Facebook/email. Your legal papers will be critical for showing how much you understand each topic. Remember; it is not one or the other... you must complete both!