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Pearl-MUN 2004

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The Pearl- MUN 2004"

Pearl-MUN continues its tradition as one of the most exciting MUN events in Kuwait and the Middle East. The International Court of Justice, one of only three in the entire Middle East, continues to train justices for an eventual court in Kuwait. The General Assembly is one of the most active in Kuwait.

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An Open Letter to MUN and School Directors

Students: Saja Fakral-Deen, Hamad Al-Essa, Khaled Al-Rubei, and Khaled Shahroor Event: Pearl-MUN 2004 Attention: MUN-Directors, Would-Be MUN Directors, Debate Coaches, Drama Directors From: Al-Bayan Bilingual School Regarding: Pearl-MUN 2002

Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS) will, once again host Pearl-MUN, an invitational Model United Nations event on May 19th-20th.

Pearl-MUN features a GA (General Assembly), an Iraqi Governing Council (IGC), an ICJ (International Court of Justice), and a Security Council.

The Security Council will offer a challenge to even the most experienced MUN students. Not only will it consider the usual list of Security Council situations, but it will also have its own Security Crisis. Crisis situations include imperfect information, "special guest stars," and real-time events.

Pearl-MUN continues to offer the only International Court of Justice in Kuwait. Again, suitable for the most advanced MUN students, the ICJ will try two cases actually on the docket for the real court. Past ICJ cases have included some of the foremost debate students in Kuwait as attorneys.

For the first time, Peal-MUN will feature an exciting Iraqi Governing Council. This exciting forum, geared to experienced students, replicates the current body ruling Iraq will make decisions on real problems occuring in Iraq, elect its own leadership, and rotate its own chairing.

Pearl-MUN also includes some other features that distinguish it. For example, the chairs give awards for best delegates and "most charismatic," and everyone gets a certificate. This year, Pearl-MUN will invite students to apply for deputy and co-chair positions within the event.

BBS would like to extend a special welcome to non-KFSAC schools and to others new to Model United Nations. With Pearl-MUN's practice sessions, support materials, etc., Pearl-MUN can serve as your doorway to Model United Nations.

This event can only accomodate about 150 students. Therefore, interested schools should reply quickly by emailing to:

Daniel R. Fruit,

Daniel R. Fruit
BBS MUN Director

Pearl-MUN 2004 Calendar

April 18: Introductory session I for newcomers after school (General, country profile, policy statements)
April 19: All assignments are ready·All assignments are mailed out. Interview dates and requirements for chairing positions are mailed out.
April 21: Meeting for all participants in the ICJ and the IGC (introductory session)
April 25: Introductory session II for newcomers after school (resolutions, lobbying and merging, and opening speeches) Country profiles are due for SC and GA and IGC biographies
April 26: Biographies are due
April 26: Chair applications are due
April 28: Chair interviews after school
May 1 Chair assignments are mailed out. Policy statements due GA, SC, and IGC
May 2: Introduction and Practice Session I
May 5: Resolutions, opening speeches are due GA and SC
May 9: Clauss and opening speeches
May 12: Final, general practice for all
May 19-20: Event

(click here to read the Governor-General's reports)

GA Countries

Pearl-MUN 2004 featured the largest general assembly in the event's history. This led to a very volatile and exciting group of sessions from Wednesday to Thursday.

The GA opened its sessions with Wednesday's lobbying and merging session. A number of main submitters emerged with a large number of well-supported resolutions reaching the chairs (click here to read all the resolutions sucessfully submitted). This day ended with opening speeches, punctuated by Spain's rather roucous opening speech and many rights of reply concentrating on praising rather than attacking other nations.

The GA debated four resolutions in very active sessions. While the South Korean resolution on Weapons of Mass Detruction failed by some margin, that of the United States overwhelmingly passed. Meanwhile, despite Sudan's persuasive presentation and authentic costume, its resolution on Those Displaced for Religious and Cultural Reasons failed by a single vote perhaps because Sudan is, itself, displacing people. Finally, Bangladesh's resolution, one of many realistically submitted on the topic of Generic Drugs, passed by a wide margin showing the poor nation's much greater interest in this topic.

While many raised their placards to participate, sadly several delegates received their third warning resulting their expulsion. While Khaled Al-Rubei, Governor-General in charge of the GA, read the emergency situation in this forum, the Greek and Turkish ambassadors spend most of their time in the SC. Amna Al-Sager and Nasser Al-Aujan supervised this active very active session (click here to read all relevant documents).

Students Officers:

GA Governor-General: Khaled Al-Rubei
GA President: Amna Al-Sager
GA Vice-President: Nasser Al-Aujan

The GA fills the entire room.

There are barely enough seats to go around.

The largest GA in Pearl-MUN history.

A very enthusiastic General Assembly.

Individual Country Reports

Afghanistan, Aywan Dutta
Angola, Sinay Ahmed

Argentina, Duha Al-Ramadhan

Argentina addresses the audience

Australia, O-Hood Boland

Australia considers its position before responding.

Austria, Sara El-Rifaii

Bahamas, Charu Bah

Bahrain, Batool BoAbbas

Bangladesh, Yousif Al-Qassar (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Bangladesh defends its resolution.

Bangladesh asks a serious question.

Botswana, Abdullah Al-Sabah

Brazil, Sagnik Dey

Bulgaria, Abdulaziz Al-Qatami (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Bulgaria aks its own questions.

Cambodia, Anyana Khan

Cameroon, Omar El Kayyali

The Cameroons brings its African perspective to the GA.

Canada, Sargam Kotecha

Canada makes its presentation.

China, Sara Fakral-Deen (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

China makes another passionate speech.

China vigorously responds to attacks.

Colombia, Hashim Hassan (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Shivani Govil

Cote D'Ivoire celebrates its recent ceasefire.

Cuba, Zaid Al-Marqooq (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Cuba advocates a more socialistic solution.

Cuba answers all questions.

Denmark, Besma Al-Humaidhi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Denmark begins its speech.

Denmark makes its stance apparent.

DPR Congo, Farah Al-Mesbah (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

DR Congo solutes its fragile peace.

Ecuador, Jassim Al-Mudhaf

Egypt, Laila Arafeh

El Salvador, Ahmed Al-Mughni (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Eritrea, Tareq Ashkanani

Eritrea makes a forceful speech.

Eritrea leans on the support staff.

Ethiopia, Shriram Kumar

Ethiopia enthuses about Africa.

Fiji, Talal Al-Munayes

France, Omar Takir

France enthusiastically promotes peace.

Germany, Nezar Al-Essa (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Germany finds this resolution perfect.

Germany consults with the GA officers.

Ghana, Fatima Al-Hassawi

Ghana explains that it contains a desert.

Greece, Sarah Al-Muzaini (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Greece is wanted in the SC.

Honduras, Rakan Mukhazeem (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

India, Abdulaziz Al-Bahar (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Indonesia, Yasmeen Dashti (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Indonesia makes a serious plea.

A very pleased Indonesia.

Iran, Masouma Kherobait

"Iran has a long, proud history."

Iraq, Abdullah Behbehani

Iraq asks a vital question.

Ireland, Mohammed Al-Mailem (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Ireland minus the four leaf clover.

Italy, Laila Barghouti (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Italy displays its style.

India and Indonesia: Two "Is" together.

Jamaica, Sayed Al-Rifae (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Jamaica makes its move.

Jamaica quotes from Bob Marley.

Japan (Nihon), Eilidigh Rankin

Japan stands like a rising sun.

Jordan, Ibrahim Abu Saleh (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Jordan dresses for success.

Kazakhstan, Nourah Al-Shammari

Kazakhstan is clearly pleased.

Kenya, Shoug Al-Ghunaim (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Kenya advocates inexpensive drugs.

Kenya answers all questions.

Kuwait, Ankita Tadkase

Kuwait is at home at Pearl-MUN.

Latvia, Yasmeen Qaddumi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Latvia is happy with the turn of events.

Lebanon, Mohammad Al-Zabin (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

"In Arabic Lebanon means Heaven.

Lebanon listens to the conversation.

Liberia, Abdullah Al-Ibrahim (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

"Liberia is rebuilding its society."

Liberia listens intently.

Malaysia, Saba Al-Rashid

Maldives, Michelle Britz

The Maldives is an island.

Mali, Kawther Al-Saffar

Mali brings a West African perspective to the meeting.

Mexico, Shruthi Shankar

Mexico Viva!

Moldava, Noor Al-Mutawa (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Moldava calls the embassy

Morocco, Dema Al-Sammar

Morocco asks its question.

Myanmar, Sarah Al-Sayer (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Myanmar makes a speech.

Some countries need nuclear weapons for defense.

Nauru, Bader Abdulaziz (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Nauru explains environmental degradation.

Nauru makes an analogy.

Nepal, Bader Al-Omairi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Nepal speaks enthusiastically.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands explains its belief in an open society.

New Zealand, Youn Suk Choi

New Zealand takes a break between sessions.

Nigera, Reem Al-Dukhair (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Nigeria listens carefully.

Nigeria ponders its options.

DPR Korea, Luma Fulaij (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

"North Korea has a right to nuclear weapons."

The North looks around for American spies.

Norway, Ahmed Al-Qamlas (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

"Some of you were not listening to me."

Norway prepares for a press briefing.

Oman, Bader Al-Omairi

Oman makes its presentation.

Pakistan, Najeeba Hayat (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Pakistan brings Musharraf's greetings.

Pakistan seems happy about its recent sucess against terrorists

Peru, Abdulrahman Al-Ghanim (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Peru makes a mountaineous speech.

The Philippines, Ahmed Al-Sarraf

Portugal, Samuel Mathew

Qatar, Fatima Habeb (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Qatar gives a moderate Gulf perspective.

Two maverick nations: Qatar and Myanmar.

The Russian Federation, Luke Al-Sijari

Russia addresses the crowd.

Saudi Arabia, Anamika Choudhury

Saudi Arabia deplores terrorist attacks against the Kingdom.

Sierra Leone, Hisham Elkholy

Sierra Leone exults in its newfound peace.

Singapore, Yvette Ohanian (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Singapore delivers its opening speech.

Singapore shows its written work.

Slovakia, Razkumar Mayank Singh

Slovakia has suddenly business friendly.

Slovenia, Omar Selim

Slovenia backs South Korea's resolution.

Somalia, Uday Bhasin

(The Republic of) South Korea, Luke Shaire

South Korea's enthusiastic defense of its resolution.

Spain, Nasser Al-Qatami (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Spains supports the US resolution.

Newly socialist Spain sports a beard.

Sudan, Maha Sartawi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Sudan shows her traditional dress.

Sudan presents its resolution on displaced people.

The Syrian Arab Republic, Mishal Karam (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Syria advocates its right to defend itself.

Tajikistan, Ahmed Shahroor (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Tajikhistan listens to the discussion.

A very confident Tajikhistan.

Thailand, Fatima Al-Abdulkareem (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
The colorful face of the Far East.

Two peaceful nations: Thailand and Norway.

Tunisa, Dina Al-Fozan

Turkmenistan, Haya Al-Sabah

Turkey, Nouriya Al-Sager (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Turkey exits to the SC.

The United Arab Emirates, Reem Al-Dakhil

Uganda, Kashif Khan

Uganda makes its opening speech.

United Kingdom, Mais Al-Saad (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The UK strongly supports the US position.

Still in thought, the UK exits the session.

United States, Abdullah Al-Mdaires (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The US attacks another resolution.

After its resolution passed, the US is clearly pleased.

Venezuela, Sabicka Al-Anzi

Venuzuela explains Hugo Chavez.

Vietnam, Hussam Flayhan

Yemen, Nasser Dashti

Chairing the GA

Vice-Chair Nasser addresses the delegates.

Amna reads her opening speech.

Khaled R listens to the assembly.

The GA officers and GA governor-general.

Security Council Countries

The Security Council debated a lot, but did not come to a lot of consensus, partly due to the amount of time spent on Crisis Situation and partly due to the difficult nature of the issues.

The SC session began by debating the current Iraq situation. True to form, France proposed a simple solution: withdraw all troops. This did generate a lot of conversation, but not much support. Instead the event revolved around a proposal from the newly socialized Spanish government. This resolution eventually passed.

The other two issues, Haiti and the Doctrine of Prevent Warfare, did not result in any clauses being passed. However, this was very realistic and countries accurately portrayed their countries' national position, as Governor-General for the SC, Hamad Al-Essa, accurately pointed out. To read the passed resolution (click here and read other relevant documents).

The Security Council also spent considerable effort on the Crisis Situation (below).

The Security Council

Governor-General: Hamad Al-Essa
here to read about the SC emergency situaiton)
Security Council President: Muneera Al-Nibari
Security Council Vice-President:

The long table

A less formal meeting.

Delegates react to the speeches.

Individual Country Reports

Algeria, Ahmed Al-Shammari (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Algeria makes its opening speech.

Algeria introduces its own amendment.

Angola, Bader Al-Mailem

Angola states its position on pre-emptive warfare.

Angola had its own experiences with UN peacekeepers.

Argentina, Abdulaziz Al-Mutawa (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Argentina reads its opening speech.

Argentina anxiously follows the debate.

Benin, Dalal Ani

Benin provides an African perspective.

Chile, Lulu Al-Mishari

Chile unabashedly supports to US.

Chile reacts to passing a clause it supports.

China, Ayham Al-Afif

China happily explains its amendment.

France, Saud Al-Subaie

"The War is over. Why are US troops still in Iraq?"

A flurid Gallist gesture.

Germany, Shamil Hamid

Germany asks a question.

Pakistan, Dalal Al-Quraini

Pakistan clarifies its position.

The Philippines, Janon Al-Mulla

The Filipino delegate ponders the situation.

Romania, Fahed Al-Rushaid (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Romania makes a short speech.

The Russian Federation, Nada Ayesh

Russia rises to make a question.

Spain, Ahmed Al-Jouan (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Spain introduces one of many clauses.

Spain makes a point.

The United Kingdom, Nirmal Mishra

On an important point, the UK backs the USA.

The United States, Dheidan Al-Shammari (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The USA makes a point.

A typically enthusiastic presentation.

The Emergency Situation

The Emergency situation involved Europe's nightmare, a situation in which it actually must use the military force it wants to raise primarily for political reasons. The volatile region of Cyprus set off this chain events when, in reaction to the real-life failure of the UN referendum to reunite the island, a Northern Cypriot group set off a campaign of terror. The debate between Northern and Southern Cyprus accurately showed the real situation, the Southerners, which will join the EU either way, have no wish to end up "subsidizing" the North while the North feels extremely frustrated and isolated. Click (here to read about the situation.

The real threat in the background throughout the event lay in the EU's promise to send troops to route out the terrorists from the North and the North's refusal (backed by Turkish troops) to allow the troops to land in Cyprus or, as one expects, to cross the border. Greece, a victim of the terrorist action, naturally supported Cyprus while Turkey supported its etnic brethren.

The best-layed efforts of all countries in the SC could not finally solve this crisis. Cyprus remained recalcitrant to merging with the North. The US tried to make the EU troops land under a UN flag, presumably with US troops as a restraining impluse while Spain tried to work out some kind of a deal between the Cypruses. Several EU countries, such as Romania, needed to consider the depth of their committment to the EU and, more specifically, to France and Germany's goal of an independent (i.e. not under American control) military and whether they'd send troops.

When all attempts at compromise failed, this led to suprizing results, as documented below. This relates to Clausewitz's often misunderstood comments, "Warfare is the extension of diplomacy by other means," which more accurately translates as "Warfare is the failure of diplomacy."

Hamad describes the situation.

The principal participants listen to the details.

Special Guest Countries in the Emergency Situation

Cyprus, Mishal Al-Rashoud

Cyprus spells out its reunification conditions.

Cyprus listens to threats against his nation.

The Front for the Reunification of Cyprus Bader Ali

The Front's members are described as terrorists.

The Front threatens to unleash violence.

The Hellenic Republic [Greece], Sara Al-Muzaini (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Greece considers the sobering security situation.

Greece condemns the bombing of the Olympics.

The Republic of Northern Cyprus Hamad Al-Sager

Northern Cyprus reacts to Cyprus's negative comments against them.

Northern Cyprus sees its chances of EU membership slipping away.

Turkey, Nouriya Al-Sager (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Turkey backs its Northern Cypriot allies.

Turkey explains its position on the EU troop movements.

Europe on the Brink: Crisis Scenes

Another tense moment in the SC.

The US tries to encourage a compromise.

Spain draws the two Cypruses together to try to salvage a deal.

When compromise fails, Spain angrily denounces both sides.

As Cyprus plunges into Civil War, the Front's representative
reacts by assassinating the Spanish Ambassador!

Before the stunned SC ambassadors can
react, the US ambassador falls victim.

Chairing the SC

Lulwa waits for her turn to chair.

Muneera issues a warning to two ambassadors.

Muneera shows grace under the pressure of chairing.

Hamad intently follows the debate.

The officers' group.

The International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice Case, again, presented a logical extension of today's headline events. Recently a book came out asserting that the current president of Rwanda, a Tutsi, ordered the downing of the plane of the previous president and thereby setting off the famous genocide that killed his own ethnic brethren. An independent French judge came to much the same conclusion. Meanwhile, the son of Burundi's former president, slain on the same plane, also blamed Kagame. Kagama angrily denounced the French and the US. In the ICJ case, Kagame and Rwanda took the additional step of taking these nations to court and suing them for their parts in the genocide. Click (here to read about the case.

Rwanda presented a powerful case against France, clearly showing the France in spirit and actions, had betrayed several international agreements and passively, if not actively, aided the genocides. It also attempted to prove that the United States could have prevented millions from dying but purposely did nothing, hiding behind claims of ignorance.

The other countries responded with spirited defenses of their own. France concentrated on showing Kagame's own guilty past, reiterating much of the evidence that surfaced in the French trial. The USA followed France in highlighting Kagame's history as well as giving evidence that blamed the UN for not calling the killings a "genocide." Burundi's defense concentrated on some of the more humorous aspects of the case.

The Court largely ruled with Rwanda, giving it most of the things that it sought in coming to the Court. However, Kagame did not escape censure. To read the results of the case click (here to read about the case.

The International Court of Justice

Governor General: Khaled Shahroor and Chief Justice

Assistant Chief Justice: Annah Ibraheem

The principal participants.

Another view.

Individual Countries in the Case

Rwanda, Fatemah Boukadour and Altaf Al-Dukwair (click here to read the moving side's case)

"The French gave the murderers weapons illegally!"

Altaf pauses in her presentation.

Amna, A Human Rights organization representative, gives testimony.

Altaf emphasizes a point.

Altaf questions the USA.

Fatema blames the US for doing nothing.

"Their own Congress blamed the President."

Fatema questions the Human Rights representative.

Fatema passionately summarizes.

France, Selma Alkafeef and Fetma Akasha

France explains away Operation Turquoise.

France emphasizes that Paul Kagame is no saint.

The United States, Manisha Pandita and Prerna Kaul

The US confronts Rwanda.

The US blames everything on the UN.

The US presents with dynamism.

Burundi, Nada Khashaba and Navneeth Thomas

Burundi listens intently.

Burundi would later show its comical take on the case.

Wrapping Up and Running the Court

Altaf shows her skill at concluding.

Khaled Shahroor, chief justice.

The Iraqi Governing Council

The Iraqi Governing Council presented a one of a kind experience to seasoned MUN veterans. Unlike the other forums, IGC representatives portrayed individuals on the Council, a format common to some other events, such as Yale-MUN. Unlike these other forums, though, the students, some of them graduates, represented a Council soon to pass into history whose agenda literally came from the day's headlines.

The IGC debated the leadership model and emerged with a presidential "trio" of Ahmed Chelabi, Abdulaziz Al-Hakim, and Jalal Talabani. The trio would, by necessity, cast its votes together, resulting in a much stronger chance of a majority vote. This trio, a militia leader, an ambitious politician, and Kurdish nationalist worked better together than hoped. The group also, after much thought, wrote a plan for privatizing the oil industry.

The security issue, however, weighed most heavily on everyone's minds. A real life IGC member died during the sessions. The group passed a resolution that effectively brought the various militias into the new national army, a solution under exploration today. To punctuate this situation, assassins attempted to kill Ahmad Chelabi. His eventual return, in bandages, after a stay in an Iranian hospital, showed the real dangers of working in the IGC and Chelabi's real life switch of alliances. Click (here to read all about the IGC.

Chief Administrator: Saja Fakhral-Deen

Paul shares a joke with Al-Hakim.

Individual Council Members

Abdelaziz Alhakim, Shia SCIRI Militia Leader: Adulla Al-Asousi

Al-Hakim makes a reference to the Koran.

Al-Hakim ponders the tense Security situation.

Adnan Pachachi, Elder Statesman: Amina Samy

Pachachi laments years spent in exile.

Pachachi listes with the wisdom of an elder statesman.

Ahmad Albarak, Human Rights Advocate: Sarah Al-Shammari (click here to read about this council member)

Al-Barrak pleads the cause of human rights.

Al-Barrak intently follows the exchanges.

Dr. Ahmed Chelabi, Leader of the INC: Dr. Daniel R. Fruit (click here to read about this council member)

Chelabi sells his leadership model.

"What unites us? We are all IRAQIS!"

Iyad Allawi, Former Ba'athis general, INA leader: Nouf Al-Fraih

Allawi challenges Chelabi's leadership ideas.

Allawi takes copious notes on the debate.

Jalal Talabani,: Kurdish PUK Militia Leader: Sidra Shahid (click here to read about this council member)

Talabani takes exception to some of Chelabi's comments.

Talabani ponders writing another clause.

Massoud Barzani,: Kurdish PDK Leader: Zooman Al- Mesbah

"I was born in the shadow of the Kurdish flag."

Barzani emphasizes that Kurds must not be persecuted.

Samir Shakir Mahmoud, Leader of an Esteemed Shia family: Jalaj Joshi

Mahmoud questions Al-Barrak.

Mahmoud explains his ideas.

Sondul Chapouk, Turkoman engineer: Robin George Abraham

Chapouk explains the Turkomen position on compensation.

Chapouk questions Bremer on procedures.

Younadem Kana, Assyrian Christian Leader: Al-Mahdi Mirza

Kana explains that a fire destroyed his clothing.

Kana answers an important question posed on the Assyrian position.

Matters of Life and Death

Bremer leaves the council so they can confer without Americans.

Bremer questions Chelabi's plan on voting.

Delegates in confrontations.

Chelabi explains how he survived an assassination attempt.

The Awards Ceremony

Unlike other events in Kuwait, Pearl-MUN honored some individuals for oustanding performaces.

In the General Assembly, these included The US, (Abdullah Al-Mdaires), Norway (Ahmad Al-Qamlas), and France (Omar Fakir). China (Sara Fakral-Deen) won the outstanding delegate award.

The Security Council recognized outstanding delegates in the United States (Dheidan Al-Shammari) and Romania (Fahed Al-Rushaid). Spain's delegate, whose clauses Hamad Al-Essa described as "the best he'd ever seen," Ahmad Al-Joan, won the outstanding delegate award.

The International Court of Justice recognized Navneeth Khashaba for her performance and Altaf Al-Dukair as the outstanding advocate. It also largely awarded the case to Rwanda (Altaf Al-Dukair and Fatema Boukhadour).

The IGC recognized PDK leader Massoud Barzani (Zooman Al-Mesbah) and Turkoman advocate Sondul Chapouk (Robin George Abraham) for their performances and Abulaziz Al-Hakim (Assousi) as best of the rotating presidents. It honored Talabani (Sidra Shahid) as its outstanding delegate. Saja Fakral-Deen served as Paul Bremer, head of the American administration and periodic administrator over the IGC.

Scenes from the Awards Ceremony

Dr. Dan recognizes fellow directors Dr. Anthony (BBS),
Erin Edmundsen (AAG), Rita Mattur (FAIPS), and Dr. Ross (KES).

Thuderous applause for award winners.

Some of the GA Award winners

Some of the IGC winners.

SC winners.

The audience recognizes the Emergency Situation guests.

Some of the support staff recognized for their efforts.

The audience recognizes the Governor-Generals.

BBS is coached by Dr. Daniel R. Fruit and Dr. Anthony Newkirk, AAG by Erin Edmundson, FAIPS by Ritu Mattur, and KES by Dr. Ross Appleby. BBS governors-general Khaled Al-Rubie (GA), Hamad Al-Essa (SC), Khaled Shahroor (ICJ), and Saja Fakhral-Deen (IGC), organized and ran all aspects of this event.

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