“We the peoples of the United Nations, determined to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, …”
– Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations
The LEGAL Committee is the Sixth Main Committee of the UN General Assembly. While international law-making negotiations may take place in a number of specialised bodies of the UN, negotiations related to general international law are usually held at the Sixth Committee. The mandate includes making recommendations in order to encourage the progressive development of international law and its codification (Art. 13 of the UN Charter). In practice, the LEGAL Committee elaborates on new treaties, adopts them and recommends them to states for their subsequent signature, ratification, and accession.
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Federica is a student going into her 4th year of Law in Scotland with a strong interest in global issues and human rights. She is an active participant of MUN, where she has been attending as delegate, chair and member of the Secretariat. She is founder of a MUN-related student society at her University and the Student Director at her University’s Law clinic, where she provides free legal advice to members of the public together with a team of solicitors and law students. She loves cats, coffee, wine, travelling and learning new languages.
She cannot wait to welcome you at CologneMUN!
I am Ranjana Ravi, but please call me Jana (best for all of us involved). I have the utmost pleasure of being your Director for the Legal Committee. Having been born in India but brought up in Edinburgh, I have a constant existential crisis and a messed-up accent to go along with it. I have done MUN for more years that I should admit, having chaired numerous conferences along the way.
A bit about myself, apart from MUN I enjoy ranting about politics and law, bubble tea to ease my caffeine dependent lifestyle, and a good night out like the Scot I am. Being a stereotypical law student, I look forward to hearing all your insights into the two legally complex but highly interesting topics we have chosen for you (the question of universal jurisdiction and the legal status of migrants). And as I expect delegates to follow the ROP and participate in serious debates during committee session, I equally expect delegates to let loose and relax themselves on the dance floor during socials (as they say, work hard but play harder). With that, if there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
I’m a 20-year-old Swiss International Relations student and is currently doing the second year of her bachelor at the University of Geneva. I got into MUNs after my history teacher signed up my entire class for a local high school level conference and I have been hooked ever since. So far, I have been around twenty conferences as a delegate, chair and crisis staff all over Europe, including last year’s edition of CologneMUN. I’m honored to be part of the chairing team of CologneMUN this year and hope to make this edition as unforgettable as the last!