Today I found the time to read the compromis and form a first impression, as well as to map out the issues that seem to lie embedded in the declarations, so that the mish mash of facts can be honed towards a target.
The compromis sets out the dispute between the neighbouring states of Alicanto and Ravisia, and concerns a military operation undertaken by Ravisian forces, first under a UN peacekeeping mandate and then unilaterally, to enforce the peace in the Northeast province of Alicanto, which, under the threat of ethnic strife and religious factionalism, threatened to break down into genocide.
My initial impression is that its factually simpler then the previous year, and organised in a way that’s easier to get your head around. There are no obvious bits of detail where the strict text of the compromis might become a binding limitation, though there are certainly areas where this straitjacket could emerge.
My first impressions are that it looks like a mishmash of Afghanistan (ethnic Hazara / Pashtun clash, religious fundamentalism, women’s rights), Pakistan (Colonialism, Dead PM, Northwest Frontier Province, religious fundamentalism, foreign armed intervention, perverted peacekeepers) and the Balkans (genocide, humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping forces, expiring mandates).
In the midst of all of this is a weird issue of the obligation of confidentiality in international law and the internal procedure of the UNSC / SG to be referred to the ICJ as well which I imagine has interesting implications aspects that are not immediately obvious. Certainly I don’t have a clue where to even start with this one.
Overall it looks to be a promising problem, with depth and variety in the problems in terms of legal analysis, even if it does look factually familiar.