The excursions of TEIMUN 2017 will be announced later.
To give you an idea of possible excursions during TEIMUN, please find last year’s excursions below.
During the week, each council will go on excursion. Below you can read more about the excursions the TEIMUN Foundation accommodated during previous editions of the TEIMUN conference.
International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes at an international level, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC is based on a treaty, joined by 105 countries.
The ICC is a court of last resort. It will not act if a case is investigated or prosecuted by a national judicial system unless the national proceedings are not genuine, for example if formal proceedings were undertaken solely to shield a person from criminal responsibility. In addition, the ICC only tries those accused of the gravest crimes.
The excursion to the ICC consists out of attending a hearing and a general presentation by an ICC representative.
The Peace Palace is home to a number of international judicial institutions, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or World Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the renowned Peace Palace Library, and the Hague Academy of International Law.
On this excursion we will go to the Red Cross in The Hague. There, a youth advisor will welcome us, an introduction to the Red Cross Crescent Movement is given, a board member of Red Cross the Netherlands will give a speech, and more very interesting workshops on the activities of the Red Cross will be given.
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). Of the six principal organs of the United Nations, it is the only one not located in New York (United States of America). The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.
On this excursion a short introduction will be given in the activities and functioning of this most important court of the world. It will be very interesting to see where the actual judgments that affect the global community are given.
EUROPOL uses its unique information capabilities and the expertise of its staff to identify and track the most dangerous criminal and terrorist networks in Europe. Europol also acts as a major centre of expertise in key fields of law enforcement activity and as a European centre for strategic intelligence on organised crime.
Europol officers have no direct powers of arrest but support EU law enforcement colleagues by gathering, analysing and disseminating information and coordinating operations. Their partners use the input to prevent, detect and investigate offences, and to track down and prosecute those who commit them. Europol experts and analysts take part in Joint Investigation Teams which help solve criminal cases on the spot in EU countries.
Europol personnel come from different kinds of law enforcement agencies, including regular police, border police, customs and security services. This multi-agency approach helps to close information gaps and minimise the space in which criminals can operate.
The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical weapons
The Organisation for the pohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The CWC aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by state parties.
The OPCW is given the mandate to achieve the object and purpose of the Convention, to ensure the implementation of its provisions and to provide a forum for consultation and cooperation among state parties.
Museum of Antiquities
The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) is the national centre of archaeology where you can appreciate the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the classical world and the early Netherlands.
In miniature city Madurodam you will see the well-known buildings and scenes in The Netherlands replicated on a scale 1:25. The Parliament buildings of The Hague, the canal houses of Amsterdam, the Alkmaar cheese market and little trees and gardens, all replicated in minute detail. Windmills turn, ships sail and modern trains are tracersing the city on the world’s largest miniature railway.