Last update: 15 July, 2015
Legal Bodies responsible for the Codification and Progressive Development of International Law
(serviced by the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs)
Sixth Committee of the General Assembly 
International Law Commission (1949- )

Ad Hoc Committee established by General Assembly Resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996 (Terrorism) (1997- )

Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization  (1975- )

Ad Hoc Committee on Criminal Accountability of United Nations Officials and Experts on Mission (2007- )
Ad Hoc Committee on the Administration of Justice at the United Nations (2008)
  Previous Committees and other bodies:

Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property (2002-2004)

Ad Hoc Committee on an International Convention against the Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings (2002)

Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel (2002-2005)
International Criminal Court  (until 31 December 2003)

Other activities of the Codification Division

Programme of Assistance in the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law
Audiovisual Library of international law

 Recent international instruments adopted by the
Sixth Committee/General Assembly

International conventions:




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