The General Assembly is involved international law at many levels. Many subsidiary bodies of the General Assembly consider specific areas of international law and report to the plenary. Most legal matters are referred the Sixth Committee, which then reports to the plenary. The International Law Commission and the UN Commission on International Trade Law report to the General Assembly.
The General Assembly also considers topics related to the institutional law of the United Nations, such as the adoption of the Staff Regulations and the establishment of the system of internal justice.
The Sixth Committee, one of the six Main Committees of the General Assembly, is allocated agenda items related to legal matters.
The Sixth Committee submits a separate report to the plenary on every agenda item allocated to it. Each report:
The plenary considers each report and votes on the draft resolutions or decisions it contains.
The International Law Commission is an expert body, composed of "persons of recognized competence in international law", that works on the progressive development and codification of international law.
The UN Commission on International Trade Law works to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade. Its 60 members are elected by the General Assembly.