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70 years of the International Law Commission — Drawing a balance for the future
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 72/116 of 7 December 2017, the International Law Commission held its seventieth session at United Nations Headquarter in New York from 30 April to 1 June 2018 and at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2 July to 10 August 2018:

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

* Not scheduled to be considered at the seventieth session in 2018.

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Recent Developments

2018 ILC Report (final version)

18 September 2018 The 2018 ILC report has been issued

2018 ILC Report (advance version)

17 August 2018 Advance version of the 2018 ILC report is now available.

Adoption of the report

10 August 2018 The Commission adopted its report of the seventieth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.

Specific issues

10 August 2018 The Commission adopted Chapter III of its report on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.916), as amended.

Summary of the work

10 August 2018 The Commission adopted Chapter II of its report on the topic (A/CN.4/L.915), as amended.

Introduction

10 August 2018 The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report on the topic (A/CN.4/L.914), as amended.

Seventieth anniversary

10 August 2018 The Commission adopted Chapter XII of its report on “Commemoration on the seventieth anniversary of the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.912), as amended.

Immunity of State officials

10 August 2018 The Commission adopted Chapter XI of its report on the topic (A/CN.4/L.924), as amended.

Other decisions

10 August 2018 The Commission continued consideration of Chapter XIII of its report on the topic and adopted the remaining part of section E, and sections F and G (A/CN.4/L.913), as amended.