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Twenty-third Session (1971)

Documents

The general and limited distribution documents of the International Law Commission (in the “A/CN.4” series) are issued, in all six official languages, as official documents of the United Nations. The Commission’s Summary Records are first made available in provisional form, in English and French only. They are subsequently edited and translated into the other official languages, and published in the Yearbook of the International Law Commission. Some of the Commission’s other documents are also later edited and published in the Yearbook, together with the Commission’s annual report to the General Assembly.

General Documents

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A/CN.4/217/Add.2 First Report on State responsibility — Review of previous work on codification of the topic of the international responsibility of States by Mr. Roberto Ago, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/238 + Add.1–2 Observations of Member States on the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations, adopted by the International Law Commission at its twenty-first session
A/CN.4/239 + Add.1–3 Observations of Member States, Switzerland and the Secretariat of the United Nations, the specialized agencies and the IAEA on the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations, adopted by the Commission at its twentieth and twenty-first sessions.
A/CN.4/240 + Add.1–7 Observations of Member States, Switzerland and the Secretariat of the United Nations, the specialized agencies and the IAEA on the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations, adopted by the Commission at its twenty-second session
A/CN.4/241 + Add.1–6 Sixth Report on relations between States and international organizations by Mr. Abdullah El-Erian, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/242 Provisional Agenda
A/CN.4/243 + Add.1 Succession of States in respect of bilateral treaties — second and third studies prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/244/Rev.1 General Assembly resolution 2669 (XXV) on progressive development and codification of the rules of international law relating to international watercourses — Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/245 Survey of international law — Working Paper prepared by the Secretary-General in the light of the decision of the Commission to review its programme of work
A/CN.4/246 + Add.1–3 Third Report on State responsibility, by Mr. Roberto Ago, Special Rapporteur, the internationally wrongful act of the State, source of international responsibility
A/CN.4/247 + Add.1 Fourth Report on succession of States in respect of matters other than treaties, by Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Special Rapporteur — Draft articles with commentaries on succession to public property
A/CN.4/248 Report on the twelfth session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, by Mr. Taslim O. Elias, Observer for the Commission
A/CN.4/249 Fourth Report on succession in respect of treaties, by Sir Humphrey Waldock, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/250 Report of the Sub-committee on treaties concluded between States and international organizations or between two or more international organizations
A/CN.4/251 Letter dated 10 May 1971 from Mr. Shabtai Rosenne to the Chairman of the International Law Commission

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.161 + Add.1–2 Working paper submitted by the Secretary-General, containing a short bibliography, a historical survey of the question and a preliminary list of the relevant treaties published in the United Nations Treaty Series
A/CN.4/L.162/Rev.1 + Rev.1/Corr.1 Observations and suggestions concerning the (English) text of the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations: Working paper submitted by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.163 Observations and suggestions concerning the (English) text of the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations: Working paper submitted by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.164 Observations and suggestions concerning the (English) text of the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations: Working paper submitted by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.165 Observations and suggestions concerning the (English) text of the draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations: Working paper submitted by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.166 Working paper prepared by Mr. Abdullah El-Erian, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.167 Draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations — Differences in form between part II and part IV of the draft : note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.168 + Corr.2–3 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Corr.1–2 + Add.3 + Add.4 + Add.5 + Add.6 + Add.7 Text of articles adopted by the Drafting Committee: articles 6–27, 27 bis, 28–33, 35–44 and 46–49 — reproduced in document A/CN.4/SR.1110 to SR.1116
A/CN.4/L.169 Text of articles adopted by the Drafting Committee: amendments proposed by Mr. Kearney to articles 50, 50 bis, and 50 ter — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1119
A/CN.4/L.170 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Text of articles adopted by the Drafting Committee: Text of article 12 adopted on second reading by the Drafting Committee — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1114
A/CN.4/L.171 Question of the inclusion in article 50 of a provision on the settlement of disputes: Working paper prepared by Mr. Abdullah El-Erian, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.172 Text of articles adopted by the Drafting Committee: Report of the Drafting Committee on article 34 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1117
A/CN.4/L.173 Draft articles on observer delegations of States to organs and to conferences: Working paper prepared by Mr. Abdullah El-Erian, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.174 + Add.1–6 Reports of the Working Group on Relations between States and International Organizations
A/CN.4/L.175 Text of articles adopted by the Drafting Committee: amendments proposed by Mr. Kearney to alternative A of article 100 as submitted by the Drafting Committee (A/CN.4/L.168/Add.6) — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1125
A/CN.4/L.176 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-third session (chap. I)
A/CN.4/L.177 Working Group on relations between States and international organizations — Consolidated draft articles: Text submitted by the Working Group on second reading: paragraph 2 of article 1 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1132
A/CN.4/L.177/Add.1 Working Group on relations between States and international organizations — Consolidated draft articles: articles 2, 4 and 11 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1134 and SR.1135
A/CN.4/L.177/Add.2 Working Group on relations between States and international organizations — Consolidated draft articles: Articles 38 bis (formerly article 75) — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1138
A/CN.4/L.177/Add.3 Working Group on relations between States and international organizations — Consolidated draft articles: Articles 81 and 82 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1138
A/CN.4/L.178 + Add.1–15 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-third session (Chap. II–V)
A/CN.4/L.179 + Add.1–4 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-third session (Chap. II–V)
A/CN.4/L.180 + Add.1–5 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-third session (Chap. II–V)
A/CN.4/L.181 + Add.1 Draft articles on the representation of States in their relations with international organizations, with annex

Summary Records

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A/CN.4/SR.1087 Summary record of the 1087th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1088 Summary record of the 1088th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1089 Summary record of the 1089th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1090 Summary record of the 1090th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1091 Summary record of the 1091st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1092 Summary record of the 1092nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1093 Summary record of the 1093rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1094 Summary record of the 1094th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1095 Summary record of the 1095th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1096 Summary record of the 1096th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1097 Summary record of the 1097th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1098 Summary record of the 1098th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1099 Summary record of the 1099th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1100 Summary record of the 1100th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1101 Summary record of the 1101st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1102 Summary record of the 1102nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1103 Summary record of the 1103rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1104 Summary record of the 1104th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1105 Summary record of the 1105th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1106 Summary record of the 1106th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1107 Summary record of the 1107th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1108 Summary record of the 1108th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1109 Summary record of the 1109th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1110 Summary record of the 1110th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1111 Summary record of the 1111th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1112 Summary record of the 1112th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1113 Summary record of the 1113th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1114 Summary record of the 1114th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1115 Summary record of the 1115th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1116 Summary record of the 1116th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1117 Summary record of the 1117th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1118 Summary record of the 1118th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1119 Summary record of the 1119th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1120 Summary record of the 1120th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1121 Summary record of the 1121st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1122 Summary record of the 1122nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1123 Summary record of the 1123rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1124 Summary record of the 1124th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1125 Summary record of the 1125th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1126 Summary record of the 1126th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1127 Summary record of the 1127th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1128 Summary record of the 1128th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1129 Summary record of the 1129th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1130 Summary record of the 1130th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1131 Summary record of the 1131st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1132 Summary record of the 1132nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1133 Summary record of the 1133rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1134 Summary record of the 1134th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1135 Summary record of the 1135th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1136 Summary record of the 1136th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1137 Summary record of the 1137th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1138 Summary record of the 1138th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1139 Summary record of the 1139th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1140 Summary record of the 1140th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1141 Summary record of the 1141st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1142 Summary record of the 1142nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1143 Summary record of the 1143rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1144 Summary record of the 1144th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1145 Summary record of the 1145th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1146 Summary record of the 1146th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1147 Summary record of the 1147th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1148 Summary record of the 1148th meeting

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