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:
- Sixty-ninth session
- Questionnaires: Ways and means for making the evidence of customary international law more readily available
The following topics are on the programme of work of the Commission:
- Identification of customary international law*
- Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to interpretation of treaties*
- Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction;
- Provisional application of treaties;
- Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts;
- Protection of the atmosphere;
- Crimes against humanity;
- Jus cogens.
* Not scheduled to be considered at the sixty-ninth session in 2017.