“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.
Andra is a Romanian university student in her first year of Industrial Engineering at the University of Hamburg. She got into MUN at the age of 14 back in high school, when she was still living in Romania, since then also having the opportunity to live in Brussels. In spite of her field of studies, she is very interested in international politics and is glad to have been given the opportunity to chair at CologneMUN!