Opportunity to participate in the 2015 Model International Criminal Court (MICC) Mock Trials in Poland
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 23, 2014
For the third year in a row, New Mexico Human Rights Projects (NMHRP) is privileged and honored to recruit eight New Mexico high school
students to participate in the Model International Criminal Court (MICC) mock trials in Poland www.model-icc.org/ from February 17 – 22, 2015.
What is the project about?
Eight New Mexico high school students will join high school students from Germany,
Poland and Israel to take part in the reenactment of three historical cases: Nuremberg
Tribunals, Yugoslavia Tribunal and the Rwanda Tribunal. The project will take place from February 17 – 22, 2015 in the beautiful international conference center in Krzyzowa, Poland. www.krzyzowa.org.pl/index.php/en. The students will be trained to take on roles of judges, prosecutors, defenders and observing journalists. Students must be at least 16 years
old and will need a valid passport. NMHRP will notify the finalists the weekend of
January 10, 2015.
What does the MICC funding cover?
MICC will cover nearly 100% of the round-trip travel costs, all meals, accommodations,
and trainings in Krzyzowa, Poland and two nights in Berlin. Students will have to cover
any additional costs when not at the venue such as, buses, taxis and food while in Berlin.
Traveling with chaperones, New Mexico students will arrive in Berlin on February 16 and will enjoy a day of free time with scheduled guided tours planned by NMHRP. The next day they will travel by tour bus with the students from Germany and Israel to the international conference center in Krzyzowa, Poland where they will meet the students from Poland.
How can I participate?
If you are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime educational experience, please give
some thought to the two-part question below and respond in approximately 500 words
double-spaced. (Your response should not exceed 500 words.) Attach a separate cover sheet with your name, age, school, phone number and email address (this information
cannot appear on your essay). A NMRHP committee of judges will review all of the
responses followed by an interview of the top twelve entries to determine the eight most suitable students. Your response can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by midnight November 23, 2014.
What, in your view, is international justice and why is it important?
Give two reasons why the USA should participate in the International Criminal Court and two reasons why it should not.
Please contact NMHRP Founder & Executive Director Regina Turner at 505.730.1060 or email email@example.com if you have questions.
Click here to download the informational PDF.