“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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Nicolas Herrero Folley
Nicolas is a Master in Law student who, after graduating in a little town in the North of Spain, has decided to discover as much of the world as possible. Currently living in Bonn, he teaches Business and Legal English.
Janet is a second year law student in the LSE. A frequent conference go-er, she regularly delegates and chairs in Model UN conferences, whether they be in the UK or elsewhere. Last year, she attended the Harvard WorldMUN conference in Montreal and won a diplomacy award representing Kenya. She has also chaired in Cambridge, Reading and will go on to staff at the backroom in LSEMUN. To her, the best part of Model UN is the vibrant network of people conferences bring together. Back in London she is the training officer responsible for the society’s training programme. She is excited to see what CologneMUN and the Legal Committee will bring.