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 held 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

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.

Summary of the work

11 August 2016 The Commission adopted Chapter II of its report “Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixty-eighth session” (A/CN.4/L.880), as amended.


11 August 2016 The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report “Introduction” (A/CN.4/L.879), as amended.