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Members of the Commission
International Law Commission, August 2017.
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 held 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 were 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

2017 ILC Report

11 September 2017 2017 ILC Report is now available.

Adoption of the Report

4 August 2017 The Commission adopted its report of the sixty-ninth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.

Specific issues

4 August 2017 The Commission adopted Chapter III of its report on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission”, as amended.

Summary of the work

4 August 2017 The Commission adopted Chapter II of its report on “Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixth-ninth session”, as amended.

Introduction

4 August 2017 The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report on the topic, as amended.

Other decisions and conclusions

4 August 2017 The Commission adopted Chapter XI of its report on the topic, as amended.

Protection of the environment

4 August 2017 The Commission decided to appoint Ms. Marja Letho as Special Rapporteur for the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts". The Commission adopted Chapter X of its report on the topic, as amended.

Succession of States & Responsibility

4 August 2017 The Commission adopted Chapter IX of its report on the topic, as amended.