OPINION: ICJ: Mr. Diallo has Been Deprived of Basic Human Rights and Dignity

The oval table was filled with judges from all around the world ready to plead the case of Mr. Diallo. A hue of yellow was tinting their restlessly eager faces. A rapid-fire session of arguments and rebuttal was about to be in process.

The session was put in order and although the judges laid out strongly-built arguments, one should conclude that Mr. Diallo has been deprived of basic human rights and dignity.

"We are requesting moral compensation for Mr. Diallo for at least 100 000$." said Judge Fausto Pocar #ICJMUNC2018

"We are requesting moral compensation for Mr. Diallo for at least 100 000$." said Judge Fausto Pocar #ICJMUNC2018

Mr. Diallo has been imprisoned wrongly by the Democratic Republic of Congo of which he had been a resident for 32 years.

The International Court of Justice should take action and repair the many years of psychological damages caused to Mr. Diallo.

With missing evidence from the lawyers pleading the case of Mr. Diallo, the lawyer Dalveer Bhandari, member of the opposition stated that “the burden of proof relied only on the opposition”.

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Although being true, lawyers that provide evidence should be acknowledged for their work rather than being disregarded due to lack of specific details.

UPDATE JUST IN: The judges have agreed that Mr. Diallo’s human rights and dignity were breached. A 100 000$ compensation will be granted to Mr. Diallo.