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:
- Protection of persons in the event of disasters;
- Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction;
- Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties;
- Provisional application of treaties;
- Identification of customary international law;
- Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts;
- Protection of the atmosphere;
- Crimes against humanity;
- Jus cogens.