ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
“Good evening, my fellow citizens: This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba. Within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive Missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere ”, said John F. Kennedy on the inopportune day of 22nd of October, 1962, what was seemingly the brink of nuclear war. In a series of months, leading to the said date, the Soviet Union was building nuclear missile sites on the Island of Cuba. Commanders of both imperia recognised the global emergency and publicly agreed to a deal, in which the Soviets would denudate the weapon sites, and the United States pledged not to invade the Island of Cuba. Despite the fact the missile crisis was over, the need for “mutually assured destruction”, was not.
In the Historical Committee, delegates will represent the leaders of the relevant world countries. The working procedure of the Committee will be led by the Committee Directors. All delegates must write position papers and submit them to the MUNLaws Academic team. Position papers will be reviewed and scored by the Academic team and shall significantly contribute to the final scores of delegates, upon which Committee awards will be based. Instructions on how to write the position paper are published on this website. Failure to follow these instructions or to meet the deadline for the submission of the position papers will result in negative points for the position paper. All delegates shall present their opening statements on the discussed topic after setting the agenda. Once every delegate presents their opening statement, which must not exceed 2 minutes, a general speakers list will be established and the floor shall be open to points or motions, as described in the General Rules of Procedure. Delegates recognized from the general speaker's list shall have no more than one and a half minutes to address the Committee.
The main goal of the Committee is to adopt a final document. Issues that have not been discussed during formal debate may not be included in the document. Every delegate shall read the General Rules of Procedure before the start of the MUNLawS Conference for a further detailed description of the procedure.