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Fifty-third Session (2001)


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General Documents

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A/CN.4/512 Provisional agenda for the fifty-third session
A/CN.4/513 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its fifty-fifth session prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/514 + Corr.1 + Corr.2 Second report on Diplomatic Protection
A/CN.4/515 + Corr.1 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 State responsibility — Comments and observations received from Governments
A/CN.4/516 International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law (prevention of transboundary damage from hazardous activities) — Comments and observations received from Governments
A/CN.4/517 + Add.1 Fourth report on State responsibility
A/CN.4/518 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Sixth report on Reservations to treaties
A/CN.4/519 Fourth report on Unilateral acts of States

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.601 + Corr.1 + Corr.2 Prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities — Draft preamble and draft articles adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.602/Rev.1 + Corr.1 State responsibility — Titles and texts of the draft articles on Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.603 + Corr.1 + Corr.2 + Rev.1 Reservations to treaties — Titles and texts of Draft guidelines adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.604 Draft report. Chapter I — Introduction
A/CN.4/L.605 Draft report. Chapter II — Summary of work
A/CN.4/L.606 + Add.1–2 Draft report. Chapter III — Specific issues of interest to the Commission
A/CN.4/L.607 + Add.1 + Add.1/Corr.1 Draft report. Chapter IV — International liability
A/CN.4/L.608 + Corr.1 + Add.1 + Add.1/Corr.1 + Add.2–10 Draft report. Chapter V — State responsibility
A/CN.4/L.609 + Add.1–5 Draft report. Chapter VI — Reservations to treaties
A/CN.4/L.610 Draft report Chapter VII — Diplomatic protection
A/CN.4/L.611 Draft report Chapter VIII — Unilateral acts of States
A/CN.4/L.612 Draft report. Chapter IX — Other decisions

Summary Records

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A/CN.4/SR.2665 Summary record of the 2665th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2666 Summary record of the 2666th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2667 Summary record of the 2667th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2668 Summary record of the 2668th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2669 Summary record of the 2669th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2670 Summary record of the 2670th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2671 Summary record of the 2671st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2672 Summary record of the 2672nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2673 Summary record of the 2673rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2674 Summary record of the 2674th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2675 Summary record of the 2675th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2676 Summary record of the 2676th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2677 Summary record of the 2677th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2678 Summary record of the 2678th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2679 Summary record of the 2679th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2680 Summary record of the 2680th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2681 Summary record of the 2681st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2682 Summary record of the 2682nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2683 Summary record of the 2683rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2684 Summary record of the 2684th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2685 Summary record of the 2685th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2686 Summary record of the 2686th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2687 Summary record of the 2687th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2688 Summary record of the 2688th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2689 Summary record of the 2689th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2690 Summary record of the 2690th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2691 Summary record of the 2691st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2692 Summary record of the 2692nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2693 Summary record of the 2693rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2694 Summary record of the 2694th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2695 Summary record of the 2695th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2696 Summary record of the 2696th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2697 Summary record of the 2697th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2698 Summary record of the 2698th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2699 Summary record of the 2699th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2700 Summary record of the 2700th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2701 Summary record of the 2701st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2702 Summary record of the 2702nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2703 Summary record of the 2703rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2704 Summary record of the 2704th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2705 Summary record of the 2705th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2706 Summary record of the 2706th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2707 Summary record of the 2707th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2708 Summary record of the 2708th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2709 Summary record of the 2709th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2710 Summary record of the 2710th meeting

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