VI Committee

Judicial Matters
Expert: Dayanara Salazar
Chief of Cabinet



The VI Committee deals exclusively with international judicial matters. All its resolutions and decisions are adopted by consensus.


VI Committee issues are the following:

  • Promotion of justice and international rights
  • Reports of the work of the Human Rights Council
  • Reports and working groups of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
  • Reports of the International Court of Justice
  • Reports of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens, and ex-Yugoslavia
  • The ocean and Law of the Sea. This subject includes:
    • Annual resolution about the ocean and the Law of the Sea
    • Annual resolution on sustainable fishing
    • Follow-ups to the Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
    • Follow-ups to the work of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
  • Issues of the International Court of Justice, including:
    • Reports of the International Court of Justice
    • Participation in the Assembly of the States Parties to the Rome Statute of 1998
    • Participation of the Group of Friends of the Court
    • Examination project for the Statute of Rome of 1998
  • Special Committee of the United Nations Charter and the revitalization and strengthening of the Organization
  • Measures to eliminate international terrorism
  • The state of rights on the national and international level
  • The reach and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction
  • Individual criminal responsibility of the officials and experts of the United Nations on Missions and the administration of Justice in the United Nations
  • Examination of intergovernmental organizations looking to attain observer condition in the General Assembly
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