International Law Commission International Law Commission

Members of the Commission
Palais des Nations, Geneva, 3 October 2016.
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 71/140 of 13 December 2016, the Commission will hold its sixty-ninth session at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva from 1 May to 2 June and from 3 July to 4 August 2017:

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

* Not scheduled to be considered at the sixty-ninth session in 2017.

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Recent Developments

Provisional agenda (2017 session)

16 January 2017 Provisional agenda for the sixty-ninth session of the ILC is now available (A/CN.4/702).

2017 Session of the ILC

14 December 2016 In accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/140 of 13 December 2016, the sixty-ninth session of the ILC will be held from 1 May to 2 June and from 3 July to 4 August 2017.

2016 Election of the ILC

3 November 2016 The election of the members of the International Law Commission for a five year term beginning on 1 January 2017 took place, by secret ballot, at the 40th meeting of the General Assembly at its seventy-first session, held on 3 November 2016. Outcome of the election »

2016 ILC Report

19 September 2016 2016 ILC Report is now available.

Adoption of the Report

12 August 2016 The Commission adopted its report of the sixty-eighth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.

Other decisions and conclusions

12 August 2016 The Commission adopted Chapter XIII of its report “Other decisions and conclusion of the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.891), as amended.

Specific issues

12 August 2016 The Commission adopted Chapter III of its report “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.881), as amended.