The United Nations General Assembly has endeavored to promote the progressive development of international law and its codification following Article 13 of the UN Charter as: “General Assembly shall initiate studies and make recommendations for: (…) encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification.”As one of the main committees of the General Assembly and the main forum for the consideration of legal matters related to international law and other legal issues concerning the United Nations, the LEGAL Committee has focused on delivering this mandate of the General Assembly stated in the UN Charter. The GA 6:LEGAL committee holds a remarkable role in the United Nations since it performs on making better international cooperation in the political field and creates a platform for all Member States to realize the necessities of international law.

Human rights are the rights to which people are entitled by being human. They are universal (regardless of race, religion, gender and other differences), fundamental (in that a human being’s entitlement to them cannot be removed) and absolute (in that, as the basic grounds for living a genuinely human life, they cannot be qualified). ‘International’ human rights are set out in a collection of UN and other treaties and conventions. 

We are living in an age that almost everything is linked with the internet; in this regard, there are some incipient discussions about accessing the internet and should it be considered as one of the basic human rights for the future. However, there also are some questions to be answered before such a footstep to be taken. Does every world citizen has access to the internet, has this right and can use it freely? Does the internet take over our daily lives in the future, if it did not already? 

Throughout the BAUMUN 2020, the delegates of the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly will tackle the question of: Should Access to the internet be considered as one of the primary human rights?