In accordance with the vision of the BUE Faculty of Law to primarily focus on the practical aspect of study, the Module Team of the International Organisations Module organised the annual “United Nations Security Council Simulation”, led by Dr Yasmine Abdel Moneim, Module Leader, and coached by Mr Ibrahim Sabra, Teaching Assistant, with the assistance of Ms Laila Tawfik, Teaching Assistant. The Simulation was held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Ibrahim Badran Room.
The Simulation targets the Preparatory Year Students and aims to give them the practical understanding of the relationship between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). This year’s simulation focused on the current Uyghur–Chinese conflict and discussed the possibility of the Security Council to refer the Chinese officials responsible for committing “serious human rights abuses” to the ICC. This possibility is based on the mandate of the Security Council to act, under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and to refer situations in which one or more international crimes appear to have been committed in any state to the ICC, regardless of whether it has ratified the Rome Statute of the Court or not.
By the end of the Simulation, Delegates of the United States of America and Russia Federation presented two resolutions for voting.
After the Simulation, Prof. Hassan Abdelhamid, Faculty Dean, praised the good level of the students’ performance and presented Certificates of Participation to all the students. He also distributed a shield of thanks and appreciation to the most distinguished students.