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

Provisional application of treaties

21 July 2016 The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic (A/CN.4/699 + Add.1).

Crimes against humanity

21 July 2016 The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented a further report of the Drafting Committee on Crimes against humanity (A/CN.4/L.873/Add.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted paragraph 7 of draft article 5 (Criminalization under national law/Incrimination en droit interne).

Protection of the environment

20 July 2016 The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on her third report on the topic (A/CN.4/700). The Commission decided to refer draft principles I-1, I-3, I-4, III-1 to III-5 and IV-1 to the Drafting Committee. The Commission decided to refer back to the Drafting Committee the draft introductory provisions and draft principles provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee last year.

Provisional application of treaties

20 July 2016 The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, introduced his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/699).

Jus Cogens

19 July 2016 The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on his first report on the topic (A/CN.4/693). The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 1 and 3 to the Drafting Committee.