Codification Division Publications
Proceedings of Diplomatic Conferences
The official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly.
Reports of International Arbitral Awards
The Reports of International Arbitral Awards provide a systematic collection of International arbitral and judicial awards which are of considerable importance as a "subsidiary means for the determination of the rules of law" as provided in Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and for the progressive development of international law.
Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice
This publication provides a compilation of summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders delivered by the International Court of Justice, in all the official languages of the United Nations, aimed at increasing public awareness of the work of the Court and facilitating access to its jurisprudence.
United Nations Legislative Series
The first 25 volumes in the Legislative Series have addressed a broad range of special topics of general interest relating, inter alia, to the law of the sea, the law of treaties, nationality, diplomatic and consular law, international organizations, State succession, non-navigational uses of international watercourses, jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, the multilateral treaty-making process as well as the prevention and suppression of international terrorism. The legal materials contained in this series have included not only national legislation but also treaties, judicial decisions, diplomatic correspondence and other relevant materials depending on the topic.
United Nations Juridical Yearbook
Since 1963, the Secretary-General has published, on an annual basis, a Juridical Yearbook which includes documentary materials of a legal character concerning the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations.
Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs
The Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs contains analytical studies of the decisions of the principal organs of the United Nations under each of the Articles of the Charter of the United Nations, prepared by the Secretariat. The publication provides a comprehensive summary of the decisions of United Nations Organs, together with review of related material, organized by Charter Articles, and presented in such a way as to throw light on questions of application and interpretation of the Charter which have arisen in practice.
Yearbook of the International Law Commission
The Yearbook of the International Law Commission, which is published annually, is the authoritative source of the documentation of the Commission, including the summary records of its annual sessions, the principal documents (studies, Special Rapporteur reports, and other documents) considered by it at each session, as well as its annual report to the General Assembly.
- International Law as Language for International Relations, 1996
- Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, 1992
- International Law on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century: Views from the International Law Commission, 1997
- Making Better International Law: the ILC at 50, 1998
- Collection of Essays by Legal Advisers of States, 1999
- The International Law Commission Fifty Years After: An Evaluation, 2000
- Historical Review of Developments relating to Aggression, 2003