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Last update: April 11, 2018

Research

Periods during which topics were on the Agenda of the International Law Commission

  Topic Periods
1. Fundamental rights and duties of States 1949–1950
2. Formulation of the Nürnberg Principles 1949–1950
3. Draft code of offences against the Peace and Security of Mankind  1949–1951, 1953–1954
4. Question of international criminal jurisdiction 1949–1950
5. Ways and means for making the evidence of customary international law more readily available 1949–1951
6. Law of treaties 1950–1966
7. Arbitral procedure 1950–1953, 1956–1958
8. Régime of the high seas 1950–1956
9. Reservations to multilateral conventions 1951
10. Question of defining aggression 1951
11. Nationality including Statelessness 1951–1954
12. Régime of the territorial sea 1950, 1952–1956
13. Diplomatic intercourse and immunities 1953–1958
14. State responsibility 1954, 1956–1961, 1963, 1967, 1969–2001
15. Consular intercourse and immunities 1955–1961
16. Right of asylum 1950, 1960
17. Relations between States and international organizations 1959, 1963–1965, 1967–1971
18. Special missions 1960, 1962–1967
19. Juridical régime of historic waters, including historic bays 1960
20. Succession of States and Governments 1963, 1967–1968
21. Extended participation in general multilateral treaties concluded under the auspices of the League of Nations 1963
22. Most-favoured-nation clause 1968–1978, 2009–2015
23. Succession in respect of treaties 1969–1972, 1974–1978
24. Succession in respect of matters other than treaties 1969–1981
25. Treaties concluded between States and international organizations or between two or more international organizations 1971–1982
26. Law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses 1971–1994
27. Question of the protection and inviolability of diplomatic agents and other persons entitled to special protection under international law 1972
28. International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law 1974, 1979–2001
29. Status of the diplomatic courier and the diplomatic bag not accompanied by the diplomatic courier 1977–1989
30. Relations between States and international organizations (Part II) 1978–1992
31. Review of the multilateral treaty-making process 1978
32. Jurisdictional immunities of States and their property 1979–1991, 1999
33. Draft code of crimes against the peace and security of mankind 1982–1996
34. Reservations to treaties 1995–2011
35. State succession with respect to nationality/Nationality in relation to the succession of States 1995–1999
36. Diplomatic protection 1997–2006
37. Unilateral acts of States 1997–2006
38. International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law (prevention of transboundary damage from hazardous activities) 1997–2001
39. Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law 2002–2006
40. Shared natural resources 2002–2010
41. International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law (international liability in case of loss from transboundary harm arising out of hazardous activities) 2002–2006
42. Responsibility of international organizations 2002–2011
43. Expulsion of aliens 2005–2014
44. Effects of armed conflicts on treaties 2005–2011
45. Obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare) 2006–2014
46. Protection of persons in the event of disasters 2007–2016
47. Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction 2007–
48. Treaties over time/Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to interpretation of treaties 2009–
49. Provisional application of treaties 2012–
50. Identification of customary international law 2012–
51. Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts 2013–
52. Protection of the atmosphere 2013–
53. Crimes against humanity 2014–
54. Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens) 2015–
55. Succession of States in respect of State responsibility 2017–