SIXTH COMMITTEE: LEGAL
Topic 1: Protecting Petitions and Protests
Topic 2: Rule of Law Domestically and Internationally
Welcome delegates to the 6th Committee! This committee is one of the six main bodies of the United Nations General Assembly and is most commonly known as the Legal committee. The 6th committee covers many different topics relating to international legal affairs. This committee challenges delegates to consider, and address a diverse set of affairs regarding legal frameworks and international law. The goal of this committee is the creation of a resolution that recommends better ways forward when dealing with international legal affairs. Topics that this committee tackle includes, but are not limited to counter-terrorism, the criminal accountability of the United Nations, the protection of victims in armed conflicts, and protecting the rights of citizens.
This edition of the Legal committee challenges delegates to take an active role when dealing with issues pertaining specifically to the freedom of assembly, and the rule of law at different levels. The United Nations and countries present in this committee are no strangers to protests and petitions. Delegates are challenged to consider how the protection of these rights is possible, but they are also challenged to consider the role of international organizations. The rule of law and a national, and international level is another topic that delegates will have the opportunity to delve into. How can the application of universal jurisdiction be defined? Issues pertaining to extradition, and universal jurisdictions are unique topics that this committee will be able to address. Delegates are urged to write resolutions that are able to deal with these particular international legal issues, while always keeping in mind the rights and freedoms of global citizens ensured by the United Nations charter.
Université de Montréal, Faculty of Medicine
Université de Montréal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Dawson College, Faculty of Social Sciences