International Court of Justice
Agent Ambassador (United States of America)


Firsto Frado

Cite as

Delegate: Firsto Frado

Committee: International Court of Justice

Position: Judge

Topic: Palestine v. USA: Relocation of US Embassy to Jerusalem

  The United States of America (USA) had decided to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the process in 2017. This decision and action have been called as illegal, according to the UNSC and UNGA Resolutions. Meanwhile, the state of Palestine regards the relocation and recognition as a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
 According to UN Resolution 181 (II) regarding the future government of Palestine, the City of Jerusalem is under international status (corpus separatum) and administered by the United Nations itself. Two years after aforementioned resolution, the UN restated Jerusalem’s position under permanent international reign with the Resolution 303 (IV) in 1949. Adopted in 1968, Resolution 252 reaffirmed that any actions that may change the status of Jerusalem are deemed invalid in response to the Six-...