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

Protection of the atmosphere

20 June 2016 Titles and texts of draft guidelines 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, together with a preambular paragraph, provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 7, 8 and 9 June 2016 (A/CN.4/L.875).

2016 Election of the ILC

13 June 2016 Note by the Secretary-General "Election of the members of the International Law Commission" (A/71/90 + Add.1 + Add.2).

Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice

10 June 2016 The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on the topic (A/CN.4/L.874).  The Commission considered  the report and adopted, on first reading, draft conclusions 1 to 13.

Crimes against humanity

9 June 2016 The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on Crimes against humanity (A/CN.4/L.873).  The Commission considered  the report and adopted  draft articles 5 to 10.

Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice

9 June 2016 Text of the draft conclusions provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on first reading (A/CN.4/L.874).