Sixth Committee

Sixth Committee

9 October 2018
GA/L/3570

There is no universal model for the rule of law, speakers underscored, spotlighting differences of opinion and country initiatives, as the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of the principle at the national and international levels and the Organization’s activities in that sphere.

8 October 2018
GA/L/3569

The undermining of independent judiciaries, along with other trends impacting access to justice, has been increasing around the world, a top United Nations official warned, as the Sixth Committee (Legal) took up the matter of the rule of law at the national and international levels today.

5 October 2018
GA/L/3568

Increasing the efficiency of the registration process for treaties will contribute to an improved international treaty framework, the Sixth Committee (Legal) heard today as it took up that topic for the first time, alongside criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission.

4 October 2018
GA/L/3567

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of international terrorism today, speakers emphasized the importance of international cooperation and regional collaboration, with many drawing attention to specific initiatives including a proposed Code of Conduct on Counter‑Terrorism.

3 October 2018
GA/L/3566

With international terrorism evolving into new, complex forms, the lack of a comprehensive convention has become a handicap and deterrent in the fight against the threat, the Sixth Committee (Legal) heard today as it commenced its first meeting of the seventy‑third General Assembly session.

1 October 2018
BIO/5150*-GA/L/3565

The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Michel Xavier Biang (Gabon) Chair on 5 June.

10 November 2017
GA/L/3564

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded its seventy‑second session today by taking action on eight draft resolutions and one draft decision, delegates highlighted the existence of divergent views on one draft text, while extolling the importance of consensus-building.

6 November 2017
GA/L/3563

After approving two draft resolutions addressing the effects of armed conflicts on treaties and a request for observer status for a fund supporting indigenous matters, the Sixth Committee (Legal) capped off its penultimate meeting of the current session with delegates reflecting on how best to improve the Committee’s working methods, especially its scheduling.

3 November 2017
GA/L/3562

After hearing the oral reports of two Working Groups, the Sixth Committee (Legal) approved without a vote two draft resolutions and deferred a request for observer status.

2 November 2017
GA/L/3561

The committee charged with providing an open forum for delegations to bring their concerns about relations between the United States as host country and the United Nations community had tackled matters of immunities awarded to mission premises and travel restrictions on diplomatic staff, its Chair told the Sixth Committee (Legal) today, as it took up that body’s report.

1 November 2017
GA/L/3560

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded its debate on the third and final cluster of topics from the International Law Commission report today, delegates called for further clarification regarding the topic, “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, as well as on “Peremptory norms of general international law”.

31 October 2017
GA/L/3559

Moving into the third and final cluster of topics from the report of the International Law Commission, Sixth Committee (Legal) delegates stressed the importance of identifying and developing norms of international law, while staying true to State practice.

27 October 2017
GA/L/3558

The trust that States placed in the International Court of Justice was vital to the future of international jurisdiction and the very nature of the Court’s work, the President of that body told the Sixth Committee (Legal) today.

26 October 2017
GA/L/3557

As the Sixth Committee continued its review of the International Law Commission’s report, delegates completed the first cluster of topics from the report and commenced their consideration on the second, tackling the complex nature of the immunity of State officials, as well as the legal aspects of the protection of the atmosphere.

25 October 2017
GA/L/3556

Amidst its consideration of the report of the International Law Commission, the Sixth Committee (Legal) today approved two draft resolutions concerning the report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Model Law adopted by that body.

24 October 2017
GA/L/3555

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of the report of the International Law Commission today, delegates delved into the topic, “Provisional application of treaties” and the related draft guidelines, spotlighting the legal differences between treaties that were provisionally applied versus ones that were in full force.  (For background, see Press Release GA/L/3554).

23 October 2017
GA/L/3554

The interaction between the Sixth Committee (Legal) and the International Law Commission was central to the codification and progressive development of international law, the Committee heard today as it began its comprehensive consideration of the Commission’s report on its sixty‑ninth session.

20 October 2017
GA/L/3553

Taking up the topic of the effects of armed conflicts on treaties, Sixth Committee (Legal) delegates today revisited the International Law Commission’s draft articles and tackled the question of whether domestic conflict should be treated differently than international conflict in the context of treaties.

16 October 2017
GA/L/3552

Through regional courses, online resources and legal publications, as well as a new project producing accessible digital files, the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law was stepping up to the demanding task of meeting the increased need for international law training and research materials, the Sixth Committee (Legal) heard today as it began its consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the matter.

13 October 2017
GA/L/3551

After approving three resolutions on requests for observer status, the Sixth Committee (Legal) today took up the subject, “Responsibility of International Organizations”, with speakers debating whether rules applying to States could be applicable to international organizations, and, if so, whether the International Law Commission’s draft articles on the matter could be elaborated into a convention.