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Twenty-fourth Session (1972)

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.4/252 Provisional agenda
A/CN.4/253 + Add.1–5 Observations of Member States on the question of the protection and inviolability of diplomatic agents and other persons entitled to special protection under international law
A/CN.4/254 Observations of members of the International Law Commission on the Commission's long-term programme of work
A/CN.4/255 Letter dated 18 February 1972 from Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui to the Chairman of the International Law Commission
A/CN.4/256 + Add.1–4 Fifth report on succession in respect of treaties, by Sir Humphrey Waldock, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/257 + Add.1 Third report on the most-favoured-nation clause by Mr. Endre Ustor, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/258 First report on the question of treaties concluded between States and international organizations or between two or more international organizations by Mr. Paul Reuter, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/259 Fifth report on succession of States in respect of matters other than treaties by Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/260 Letter dated 30 March 1972 from Mr. Abdullah El-Erian to the Chairman of the International Law Commission
A/CN.4/261 + Corr.1 Letter dated 31 March 1972 from Mr. Mustafa K. Yasseen to the Chairman of the International Law Commission
A/CN.4/262 Report on the thirteenth session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee by Mr. Senjin Tsuruoka, Observer for the Commission
A/CN.4/263 Supplement prepared by the Secretariat to "Materials on Succession of States" (ST/LEG/SER.B.14)
A/CN.4/264 + Add.1 Fourth report on State responsibility, by Mr. Roberto Ago, Special Rapporteur — The internationally wrongful act of the State, source of international responsibility (continued)

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.182 Draft articles concerning crimes against persons entitled to special protection under international law — Working paper prepared by Mr. Richard D. Kearney
A/CN.4/L.183 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 + Add.4 + Add.5 + Add.6 Draft articles on succession in respect of treaties adopted by the Drafting Committee on first reading: texts of articles 0, 1 (bis), 1 (ter), 1 (quarter), 2 and 3 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1176 and SR.1177
A/CN.4/L.184 Draft articles on succession in respect of treaties: general article submitted by the Special Rapporteur as a possible means of covering the question of lawfulness
A/CN.4/L.185 Draft articles on succession in respect of treaties adopted by the Drafting Committee on first reading: texts of article 2 adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1181
A/CN.4/L.186 Report of the Working Group: Draft articles on the prevention and punishment of crimes against diplomaticagents and other internationally protected persons
A/CN.4/L.187 + Add.1–20 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-fourth session (chap.II)
A/CN.4/L.188 + Add.1 Second report of the Working Group: Revised draft articles on the prevention and punishent of crimes against diplomatic agents and other internationally protected persons — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1191 and SR.1192
A/CN.4/L.189 Third report of the Working Group: revised article 2 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1193
A/CN.4/L.190 + Add.1 Draft report of the Commission on the work of its twenty-fourth session (chap. I and III–V)
A/CN.4/L.191 Draft report of the Commission on the work of its twenty-fourth session (chap. I and III–V)
A/CN.4/L.192 Draft report of the Commission on the work of its twenty-fourth session (chap. I and III–V)

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.1149 Summary record of the 1149th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1150 Summary record of the 1150th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1151 Summary record of the 1151st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1152 Summary record of the 1152nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1153 Summary record of the 1153rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1154 Summary record of the 1154th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1155 Summary record of the 1155th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1156 Summary record of the 1156th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1157 Summary record of the 1157th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1158 Summary record of the 1158th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1159 Summary record of the 1159th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1160 Summary record of the 1160th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1161 Summary reocrd of the 1161st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1162 Summary record of the 1162nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1163 Summary record of the 1163rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1164 Summary record of the 1164th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1165 Summary record of the 1165th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1166 Summary record of the 1166th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1167 Summary record of the 1167th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1168 Summary record of the 1168th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1169 Summary record of the 1169th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1170 Summary record of the 1170th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1171 Summary record of the 1171st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1172 Summary record of the 1172nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1173 Summary record of the 1173rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1174 Summary record of the 1174th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1175 Summary record of the 1175th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1176 Summary record of the 1176th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1177 Summary record of the 1177th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1178 Summary record of the 1178th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1179 Summary record of the 1179th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1180 Summary record of the 1180th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1181 Summary record of the 1181st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1182 Summary record of the 1182nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1183 Summary record of the 1183rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1184 Summary record of the 1184th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1185 Summary record of the 1185th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1186 Summary record of the 1186th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1187 Summary record of the 1187th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1188 Summary record of the 1188th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1189 Summary record of the 1189th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1190 Summary record of the 1190th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1191 Summary record of the 1191st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1192 Summary record of the 1192nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1193 Summary record of the 1193rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1194 Summary record of the 1194th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1195 Summary record of the 1195th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1196 Summary record of the 1196th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1197 Summary record of the 1197th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1198 Summary record of the 1198th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1199 Summary record of the 1199th meeting

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