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International Law Commission, July 2018. Photo: Antoine Tardy.
International Law Commission, July 2018.
The International Law Commission was established by the General Assembly, in 1947, to undertake the mandate of the Assembly, under article 13 (1) (a) of the Charter of the United Nations to "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of ... encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification".

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 73/265 of 22 December 2018, the International Law Commission held its seventy-first session at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 29 April to 7 June and from 8 July to 9 August 2019 (11 weeks):

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The following topics are on the programme of work of the Commission:

* Not scheduled to be considered at the seventy-first session in 2019.

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Recent Developments

2019 ILC Report (final version)

16 September 2019 The 2019 ILC report has been issued.

2019 ILC Report (advance version)

21 August 2019 Advance unofficial version of the 2019 ILC report is made available for the convenience of delegations. Official issuance in all six languages is expected by mid-September.

Adoption of the report

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted its report of the seventy-first session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.

Specific issues of interest

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted Chapter III on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission”, as amended.

Summary of the work

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted Chapter II on the topic, as amended.

Introduction

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted Chapter I on the topic, as amended.

Sea-level rise

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted Chapter X on the topic, as amended.

General principles of law

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted Chapter IX on the topic, as amended.

Succession of States & responsibility

9 August 2019 The Commission adopted Chapter VII on the topic including the commentary to draft articles 1, 2 and 5, as amended.