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Last update: May 24, 2019

Analytical Guide to the Work of the International Law Commission

General principles of law

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Mandate

Studies undertaken by the Secretariat and Reports of the Secretary-General

None

Reports of the Working Group or Sub-Committee

None

Reports of the Special Rapporteur

  • Discussion on the scope and outcome of the topic and methodological approach. Description of previous work of the Commission. Question of the development of general principles of law over time. Consideration of the elements and origins of general principle of law. Proposals for three draft conclusions.
    • First report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (71st session of the ILC (2019))

Reports of the Drafting Committee

None

Comments by Governments

None

Other

None

Reports of the International Law Commission

None

General Assembly Action

None

Final Outcome

Work in progress