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Fifty-first Session (1999)

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.4/492 State Responsibility — Comments and observations received from Governments
A/CN.4/493 + Corr.1 Nationality in relation to the succession of States — Comments and observations received from Governments
A/CN.4/494 + Add.1 + Add.2 Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission
A/CN.4/495 Provisional agenda for the fifty-first session
A/CN.4/496 Topical summary
A/CN.4/497 Nationality in relation to the succession of States — Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/498 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 + Add.4 Second report on State Responsibility by Mr. James Crawford, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/499 Fourth report on Reservations to Treaties by Mr. Alain Pellet, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/478/Rev.1 Second report on Reservations to treaties, by Mr. Alain Pellet, Special Rapporteur — Annex I: Bibliography (Initially issued at the 49th session)
A/CN.4/500 + Add.1 Second report on Unilateral Acts of States by Mr. Victor Rodriguez Cedeo, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/501 Second report on international liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law by Mr. P.S. Rao, Special Rapporteur

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.572 Report of the Chairman of the Working Group on Nationality in relation to the Succession of States
A/CN.4/L.573 Titles and texts of draft articles on Nationality of natural persons in relations to the succession of States adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading.
A/CN.4/L.574 + Corr.3 + Corr.4 Report of the Drafting Committee. State responsibility
[Documents A/CN.4/L.574/Corr.1 (English only) and 2 (French only) are incorporated into the English and French versions of document A/CN.4/L.574]
A/CN.4/L.575 Report of the Drafting Committee. Reservation to Treaties
A/CN.4/L.576 Report of the Working Group on Juridictional Immunities of States and their Property
A/CN.4/L.577 + Add.1 Report of the Planning Group
A/CN.4/L.578 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter I — Introduction
A/CN.4/L.579 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter II — Summary of work
A/CN.4/L.580 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter III — Specific issues of interest to the Commission
A/CN.4/L.581 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter IV — Nationality in relation to the Succession of States
A/CN.4/L.582 + Add.1–4 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter. V — State Responsibility
A/CN.4/L.583 + Add.1–5 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter VI — Reservations to Treaties
A/CN.4/L.584 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter VII — Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property
A/CN.4/L.585 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter VIII — Unilateral acts of States
A/CN.4/L.586 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter IX — International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law
A/CN.4/L.587 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission: Chapter X
A/CN.4/L.588 Report of the Working Group on Unilateral Acts
A/CN.4/L.589 Long-term programme of work: interim report of the working group

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.2565 Summary record of the 2565th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2566 Summary record of the 2566th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2567 Summary record of the 2567th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2568 Summary record of the 2568th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2569 Summary record of the 25669th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2570 Summary record of the 2570th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2571 Summary record of the 2571st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2572 Summary record of the 2572nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2573 Summary record of the 2573rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2574 Summary record of the 2574th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2575 Summary record of the 2575th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2576 Summary record of the 2576th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2577 Summary record of the 2577th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2578 Summary record of the 2578th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2579 Summary record of the 2579th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2580 Summary record of the 2580th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2581 Summary record of the 2581st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2582 Summary record of the 2582nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2583 Summary record of the 2583rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2584 Summary record of the 2584th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2585 Summary record of the 2585th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2586 Summary record of the 2586th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2587 Summary record of the 287th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2588 Summary record of the 2588th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2589 Summary record of the 2589th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2590 Summary record of the 2590th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2591 Summary record of the 2591st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2592 Summary record of the 2592nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2593 Summary record of the 2593rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2594 Summary record of the 2594th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2595 Summary record of the 2595th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2596 Summary record of the 2596th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2597 Summary record of the 2597th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2598 Summary record of the 2598th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2599 Summary record of the 2599th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2600 Summary record of the 2600th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2601 Summary record of the 25601st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2602 Summary record of the 2602nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2603 Summary record of the 2603rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2604 Summary record of the 2604th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2605 Summary record of the 2605th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2606 Summary record of the 2606th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2607 Summary record of the 2607th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2608 Summary record of the 2608th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2609 Summary record of the 2609th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2610 Summary record of the 2610th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2611 Summary record of the 2611th meeting

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