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Fifty-fifth Session (2003)

Daily Bulletin

MONDAY, 5 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2751st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2751)

  • The Commission observed a minute of silence in memory of Mr. Valery Kuznetzov (Russian Federation).
  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Mr. Enrique Candioti (Argentina) as its Chairman, Mr. Choung II Chee (Republic of Korea) as the Second Vice-Chairman, Mr. James L. Kateka (United Republic of Tanzania) as Chairman of the Drafting Committee, and Mr. William Mansfield (New Zealand) as Rapporteur. The Commission further decided to defer the election of the First Vice-Chairman, pending the outcome of the filling of the casual vacancies.
  • Adoption of the agenda
    • The Commission adopted its provisional agenda (A/CN.4/528)
  • Organization of work
    • The Commission adopted a work plan for the first two weeks of its current session.
  • Filling of casual vacancies
    • The Commission elected Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin (Russian Federation), Mr. Constantin P. Economides (Greece) and Mr. Teodor V. Melescanu (Romania) to fill the casual vacancies in the Commission's membership arising from the death of Mr. Valery Kuznetzov (Russian Federation) and the election of Mr. Bruno Simma (Germany) and Mr. Peter Tomka (Slovakia) to the International Court of Justice.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, introduced a portion of his first report on the topic (A/CN.4/532).
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee read out the composition of the Drafting Committee on Reservations to treaties, as follows: Chairman: Mr. James L. KATEKA; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Alain PELLET; Members: Mr. Pedro COMISSARIO AFONSO; Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA; Mr. Salifou FOMBA; Mr. Giorgio GAJA; Mr. Maurice KAMTO; Mr. Victor RODRIGUEZ-CEDENO; Mr. Robert ROSENSTOCK; Ms. Hanqin XUE; Mr. Chusei YAMADA and Mr. William MANSFIELD (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 6 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2752nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2752)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission commenced its consideration of the first portion of the Special Rapporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/532).

WEDNESDAY, 7 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2753rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2753)

  • Visit of the Director-General
    • The Director-General of the European Office of the United Nations addressed the Commission.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/532). The Special Rapporteur also introduced the remaining parts of his report.
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee read out the composition of the Drafting Committee on Diplomatic protection: Chairman: Mr. James L. KATEKA; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Christopher John Robert Dugard; Members: Mr. Emmanuel ADDO; Mr. Ian BROWNLIE; Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA; Mr. Giorgio GAJA; Mr. Zdzislaw GALICKI; Mr. Peter KABATSI; Mr. Martti KOSKENNIEMI; Mr. Djamchid MOMTAZ; Mr. Victor RODRIGUEZ-CEDENO; Mr. Robert ROSENSTOCK; Mr. Bernardo SEPULVEDA, Mr. Chusei YAMADA and Mr. William MANSFIELD (ex officio).
    • The Chairman of the Working Group on Long-term programme of work read out the composition: Chairman: Mr. Alain PELLET; Mr. Joao Clemente BAENA SOARES; Mr. Zdzislaw GALICKI; Mr. Maurice KAMTO; Mr. Martti KOSKENNIEMI; Ms. Hanqin XUE and Mr. William MANSFIELD (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 8 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2754th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2754)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/532).

FRIDAY, 9 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2755th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2755)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/532).

TUESDAY, 13 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2756th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2756)

  • Election of Officers
    • The Commission elected as First Vice-Chairman, Mr. Teodor Melescanu (Romania).
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission concluded its consideration of the first report of the Special Rapporteur (A/CN.4/532). The Commission referred draft articles 1 and 3 to the Drafting Committee, and decided to establish an open-ended Working Group, to be chaired by the Special Rapporteur, to consider draft article 2.
  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, introduced the first part of his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/530).

WEDNESDAY, 14 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2757th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2757)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission commenced its consideration of the fourth report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, on the topic (A/CN.4/530).

FRIDAY, 16 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2758th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2758)

  • Programme, Procedures and Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman of the Planning Group read out the composition of the Planning Group, which is as follows: Chairman: Mr. Teodor Viorel MELESCANU; Members: Mr. Emmanuel Akwei ADDO; Mr. Joao Clemente BAENA SOARES; Mr. Ian BROWNLIE; Mr. Choung Il CHEE; Mr. Christopher John Robert DUGARD; Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA; Mr. Constantin P. ECONOMIDES; Mr. Salifou FOMBA; Mr. Giorgio GAJA; Mr. Zdzislaw GALICKI; Mr. Peter C.R. KABATSI; Mr. Martti KOSKENNIEMI; Mr. Alain PELLET; Mr. Pemmeraju Sreenivasa RAO; Mr. Victor RODRIGUEZ CEDENO; Mr. Robert ROSENSTOCK; Mr. Bernardo SEPULVEDA; Mr. Chusei YAMADA and Mr. William MANSFIELD (ex officio).
    • The Commission appointed Mr. Martti KOSKENNIEMI as Chairman of the Study Group on Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law.
  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, on the topic (A/CN.4/530).

TUESDAY, 20 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2759th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2759)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, on the topic (A/CN.4/530).

WEDNESDAY, 21 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2760th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2760)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/530). The Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, introduced the remainder parts of his fourth report.
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on Reservations to treaties (A/CN.4/L.630).
    • The Commission considered the report and adopted on first reading draft guidelines with modifications as follows: 2.5.1 Withdrawal of reservations (Retrait des réserves); 2.5.2 Form of withdrawal (Forme du retrait); 2.5.3 Periodic review of the usefulness of reservations (Réexamen périodique de l'utilité des réserves); 2.5.4 [2.5.5] Formulation of the withdrawal of a reservation at the international level (Formulation du retrait d'une réserve au plan international); 2.5.5 [2.5.5 bis, 2.5.5 ter] Absence of consequences at the international level of the violation of international rules regarding the withdrawal of reservations (Absence de conséquence au plan international de la violation des règles internes relatives au retrait des réserves); 2.5.6 Communication of withdrawal of a reservation (Communication du retrait d'une réserve); 2.5.7 [2.5.7, 2.5.8] Effect of withdrawal of a reservation (Effet du retrait d'une réserve); 2.5.8 [2.5.9] Effective date of withdrawal of a reservation (Date d'effet du retrait d'une réserve); 2.5.9 [2.5.10] Cases in which a reserving State or international organization may unilaterally set the effective date of withdrawal of a reservation (Cas dans lesquels l'Etat ou l'organisation internationale réservataire peut fixer unilatéralement la date d'effet du retrait d'une réserve)2.5.10 [2.5.11] Partial withdrawal of a reservation (Retrait partiel d'une réserve); and 2.5.11 [2.5.12] Effect of a partial withdrawal of a reservation (Effet du retrait partiel d'une réserve).

THURSDAY, 22 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2761st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2761)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, on the topic (A/CN.4/530).

FRIDAY, 23 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2762nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2762)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, on the topic (A/CN.4/530) and decided to establish an open-ended Working Group, under the chairmanship of the Special Rapporteur, on article 17, paragraph 2.
  • 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)
    • The Special Raporteur, Mr. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao, introduced his first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).

TUESDAY, 27 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2763rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2763)

  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission considered the report of the Working Group (ILC(LV)/WG/RIO/CRP1) and decided to refer draft article 2 to the Drafting Committee.

WEDNESDAY, 28 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2764th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2764)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, on the topic (A/CN.4/530)
    • The Commission considered the report of the Working Group (ILC(LV)/WG/DP/CRP.1) on article 17 and decided to refer article 17, as proposed, by the Working Group as well as articles 18, 19 and 20 to the Drafting Committee.
  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).
  • Cooperation with other Bodies
    • The representative of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Dr. Grandino Rodas, made a Statement, which was followed by a general exchange of views.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee read out the composition of the Drafting Committee on Responsibility for International Organizations: Chairman: Mr. James L. KATEKA; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Giorgio GAJA; Members: Mr. Ian BROWNLIE; Mr. Joao Clemente BAENA SOARES; Mr. Choung Il Chee; Mr. Riad DAOUDI; Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA; Mr. Salifou FOMBA; Mr. Martti KOSKENNIEMI; Mr. Roman KOLODKIN; Mr. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa RAO; Mr. Bernardo SEPULVEDA; Mr. Chusei YAMADA; Ms. Hanqin Xue; and Mr. William MANSFIELD (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 30 May 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2765th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2765)

  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).

TUESDAY, 3 June 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2766th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2766)

  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).

WEDNESDAY, 4 June 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2767th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2767)

  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).
  • Other business
    • The Legal Counsel of the United Nations made a statement informing the Commission on the activities of the Office of Legal Affairs and recent developments of international law in the context of the United Nations.

THURSDAY, 5 June 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2768th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2768)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on Diplomatic Protection (A/CN.4/L.631). The Commission considered the report and adopted on first reading the following draft articles: article 8 [10] (Exhaustion of local remedies/Épuisement des recours internes), article 9 [11] (Classification of claims/Classement des réclamations) and article 10 [14] (Exceptions to the local remedies rule/Exceptions à la règle de l'épuisement des recours internes).
  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531).
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee read out the composition of the Drafting Committee on Unilateral acts of States which is as follows:Chairman: Mr. James L. KATEKA; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Victor RODRIGUEZ-CEDENO; Members: Mr. Ian BROWNLIE; Mr. Enrique CANDIOTI; Mr. Riad DAOUDI; Mr. Constantin ECONOMIDES; Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA; Mr. Roman Anatolyevitch KOLODKIN; Mr. Teodor Viorel MELESCANU; Mr. Djamchid MOMTAZ; Mr. Guillaume PAMBOU-TCHIVOUNDA; Ms. Hanqin XUE; Mr. Chusei YAMADA and Mr. William MANSFIELD (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 6 June 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2769th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2769)

  • Other Business — Tribute to Mr. Robert Rosenstock
    • The Commission paid tribute to the contribution of Mr. Robert Rosenstock on his resignation from the International Law Commission (with effect from 7 June 2003). Several members of the Commission made statements.
  • 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)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Raporteur's first report on the topic (A/CN.4/531) and decided to establish a Working Group under the Chairmanship of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. P.S. Rao.
  • Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
    • The Chairman of the Study Group on Fragmentation of international law presented an oral report of the work of the Study Group.

MONDAY, 7 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2770th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2770)

  • Filling of Casual Vacancies
    • The Commission elected Mr. Michael J. Matheson (United States of America), by acclamation, to fill the casual vacancy following the resignation of Mr. Robert Rosenstock.
  • Unilateral Acts of States
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Victor Rodriguez-Cedeño, introduced his sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/534). The Commission began its consideration of the sixth report

TUESDAY, 8 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2771st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2771)

  • Unilateral Acts of States
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/534) and decided to establish an open-ended Working Group chaired by Mr. Alain Pellet.

WEDNESDAY, 9 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2772nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2772)

  • Unilateral Acts of States
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/534)

THURSDAY, 10 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2773rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2773)

  • Unilateral Acts of States
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/534)

FRIDAY, 11 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2774th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2774)

  • Unilateral Acts of States
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/534)
  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, introduced the Addendum 1 of his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/530/Add.1). The Commission began its consideration of the Addendum 1.

TUESDAY, 15 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2775th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2775)

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The President of the International Court of Justice, Mr. Jiuyong Shi, addressed the Commission, followed by an exchange of views.
  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/530/Add.1).

WEDNESDAY, 16 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2776th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2776)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on Responsibility of international organizations (A/CN.4/L.632). The Commission considered the report and adopted on first reading the following draft articles: article 1 (Scope of the present draft articles/Champ d'application du present projet d'articles), article 2 (Use of terms/Définition) and article 3 (General principles/Principes généraux).
  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/530/Add.1).

FRIDAY, 18 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2777th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2777)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/530/Add.1) and decided to refer articles 21 and 22 to the Drafting Committee.
    • The Commission thus concluded the consideration of the topic at this session.
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Director General of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

TUESDAY, 22 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2778th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2778)

  • Shared Natural Resources
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Chusei Yamada, introduced his first report on the topic (A/CN.4/533 and Add.1). The Commission begain its consideration of the first report.
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Commission heard a statement by the Secretary General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, Ambassador Dr. Wafik Z. Kamil. An exchange of views followed.

WEDNESDAY, 23 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2779th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2779)

  • Shared Natural Resources
    • The Commission concluded its consideration of the first report on the topic (A/CN.4/533 and Add.1).
  • Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
    • The Chairman of the Study Group on Fragmentation of International Law: Difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law introduced the report of the Study Group (A/CN.4/L.644). The Commission took note of the report.
    • The Commission thus concluded the consideration of the topic at this session.

FRIDAY, 25 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2780th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2780)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Alain Pellet, introduced his eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/535 and Add.1). The Commission began its consideration of the eighth report.

TUESDAY, 29 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2781st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2781)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/535 and Add.1).

WEDNESDAY, 30 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2782nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2782)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/535 and Add.1).

THURSDAY, 31 July 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2783rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2783)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/535 and Add.1) and decided to refer draft guidelines 2.3.5, 2.4.9, 2.4.10, 2.5.12 and 2.5.13 to the Drafting Committee.
    • The Commission thus concluded the consideration of the topic “Reservations to treaties” at this session.
  • Report of the Planning Group
    • The Chairman of the Planning Group, Mr. Melescanu, introduced the report of the Planning Group (A/CN.4/L.645). The Commission took note of the report.
  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Chairman of the Working Group on Unilateral acts of States introduced the report of the Working Group (A/CN.4/L.646). The Commission adopted the recommendations contained in Parts 1 and 2 of the report.
    • The Commission thus concluded the consideration of the topic “Unilateral acts of States” at this session.

MONDAY, 4 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2784th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2784)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission started consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Responsibility of international organizations and adopted sections A, B, C and commentaries to draft articles 1 (Scope of the present draft articles)(Champ d'application du present projet d'articles), 2 (Use of terms)(Définition) and 3 (General principles)(Principes généraux) (A/CN.4/L.636 and Add.1)
  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission started consideration of Chapter V of its report on Diplomatic protection and adopted section A and part of section B of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.637 and Add.1–4)

MONDAY, 4 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2785th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2785)

  • Diplomatic Protection
    • The Commission started consideration of and adopted the rest of section B and section C of its report relating to the topic and commentaries to draft articles 8 [10] (Exhaustion of local remedies)(Épuisement des recours internes), 9 [11] (Classification of claims)(Classement des réclamations) and 10 [14] (Exceptions to the local remedies rule)(Exceptions à la règle de l'épuisement des recours internes) (A/CN.4/L.637 and Add.1–4)
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission started consideration of Chapter VIII of its report on Reservations to treaties and adopted section A of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.640 and Add.1–3)

TUESDAY, 5 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2786th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2786)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of and adopted sections B and C of its report relating to the topic and commentaries to the explanatory note and the draft guidelines 2.5 (Withdrawal and modification of reservations and interpretative declarations) (Retrait et modification des réserves et des déclarations interprétatives), 2.5.1 (Withdrawal of reservations) (Retrait des réserves), 2.5.2 (Form of withdrawal) (Forme du retrait), 2.5.3 (Periodic review of the usefulness of reservations) (Réexamen périodique de l'utilité des réserves), 2.5.4 [2.5.5] (Formulation of the withdrawal of a reservation at the international level) (Formulation du retrait d'une réserve au plan international), 2.5.5 [2.5.5bis, 2.5.5ter] (Absence of consequences at the international level of the violation of internal rules regarding the withdrawal of reservations) (Absence de conséquences au plan international de la violation des règles internes relatives au retrait des réserves), 2.5.6 (Communication of withdrawal of a reservation) (Communication du retrait d'une réserve), 2.5.7 [2.5.7, 2.5.8] (Effect of withdrawal of a reservation) (Effet du retrait d'une réserve), 2.5.8 [2.5.9] Effective date of withdrawal of a reservation) (Date d'effet du retrait d'une réserve), Model clause A (Deferment of the effective date of the withdrawal of a reservation) (Report de la date d'effet du retrait d'une réserve), Model clause B (Earlier effective date of withdrawal of a reservation) (Raccourcissement du délai d'effet du retrait d'une réserve), Model clause C (Freedom to set the effective date of withdrawal of a reservation) (Liberté de fixer la date d'effet du retrait d'une réserve), 2.5.9 [2.5.10] (Cases in which a reserving State may unilaterally set the effective date of withdrawal of a reservation) (Cas dans lesquels l'État ou l'organisation internationale réservataire peut fixer unilatéralement la date d'effet du retrait d'une réserve), 2.5.10 [2.5.11] (Partial withdrawal of a reservation) (Retrait partiel d'une réserve) and 2.5.11 [2.5.12] (Effect of a partial withdrawal of a reservation) (Effet du retrait partiel d'une réserve) (A/CN.4/L.640 and Add.1–3)

TUESDAY, 5 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2787th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2787)

  • 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)
    • The Commission started consideration of Chapter VI of its report on 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) and adopted section A and part of section B of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.638)

WEDNESDAY, 6 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2788th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2788)

  • 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)
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI of its report on 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) and adopted the rest of section B and section C of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.638).
  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Commission adopted Chapter VII relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.639 and Add.1), as amended.
  • Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
    • The Commission adopted Chapter X relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.642), as amended.

THURSDAY, 7 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2789th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2789)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VIII and adopted part of section B of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.640 and Add.1–3).
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission adopted Chapter IX relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.641), as amended.
  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
    • The Commission started consideration of Chapter XI and adopted sections A, B and C of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.643).

FRIDAY, 8 August 2003
Fifty-fifth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2790th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2790)

  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter XI and adopted sections D and E of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.643).
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VIII and adopted the rest of section B of its report relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.640 and Add.1–3).
  • Summary of work of the Commission at its Fifty-fifth session
    • The Commission adopted Chapter II relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.634).
  • Specific issues on which comment would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter III relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.635).
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I relating to the topic (A/CN.4/L.633).
  • Adoption of the report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the fifty-fifth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for the session.