International Law Commission International Law Commission

Members of the Commission
International Law Commission, 2012–2016.
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".

The Commission will be holding its sixty-eighth session at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva from 2 May to 10 June and from 4 July to 12 August 2016:

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

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Recent Developments

Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice

24 May 2016The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Georg Nolte, introduced his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/694).

Identification of customary international law

24 May 2016The Special Rapporteur summarised the debate on his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/695). The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12 to the Drafting Committee; and to request the Secretariat to prepare a memorandum on ways and means for making the evidence of customary international law more readily available, which would survey the present state of the evidence of customary international law and make suggestions for its improvement.

Identification of customary international law

19 May 2016The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Michael Wood, introduced his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/695) and the Commission began its consideration of the report.

Crimes against humanity

19 May 2016The Special Rapporteur summarised the debate on his second report on the topic (A/CN.4/690). The Commission decided to refer draft articles 5 to 10 to the Drafting Committee.

Protection of the atmosphere

19 May 2016Third report on the protection of the atmosphere, by Shinya Murase, Special Rapporteur (A/CN.4/692).