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Fifty-fifth Session (2003)

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

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/527 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission
A/CN.4/528 Provisional agenda for the fifty-fifth session
A/CN.4/529 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly, during its fifty-seventh session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/530 + Add.1 Fourth report on diplomatic protection by Mr. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/531 First report on international liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law, relating to the legal regime for allocation of loss in case of transboundary harm, by Mr. P.S. Rao, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/532 First report on responsibility of international organizations by Mr. Giorgio Gaja, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/533 + Add.1 First report on shared natural resources, by Mr. Chusei Yamada, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/534 Sixth report on unilateral acts of States by Mr. Victor Rodríguez-Cedeño, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/535 + Add.1 Eighth report on Reservations to treaties by Mr. Alain Pellet, Special Rapporteur

Limited Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/L.630 + Corr.1 + Corr.2 Reservations to treaties: guide to practice: titles and texts of the draft guidelines adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.631 + Corr.1 Diplomatic protection: titles and texts of the draft articles 8[10], 9[11] and 10[4] adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.632 Responsibility of international organizations: titles and texts of the draft articles 1, 2 and 3 adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.633 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter I (Introduction)
A/CN.4/L.634 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter II (Summary of work)
A/CN.4/L.635 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter III (Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission)
A/CN.4/L.636 + Add.1 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter IV (Responsibility of international organizations)
A/CN.4/L.637 + Add.1–4 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter V (Diplomatic protection)
A/CN.4/L.638 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter VI (International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law)
A/CN.4/L.639 + Add.1 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter VII (Unilateral acts of States)
A/CN.4/L.640 + Add.1–3 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter VIII (Reservations to treaties)
A/CN.4/L.641 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter IX (Shared natural resources)
A/CN.4/L.642 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter X (Fragmentation of international law)
A/CN.4/L.643 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session: chapter XI (Other decisions and conclusions)
A/CN.4/L.644 Report of the Study Group on fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
A/CN.4/L.645 Report of the planning group: programme, procedures and working methods of the Commission and its documentation
A/CN.4/L.646 Unilateral acts of States: report of the Chairman of the working group

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.2751 Summary record of the 2751st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2752 Summary record of the 2752nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2753 Summary record of the 2753rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2754 Summary record of the 2754th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2755 Summary record of the 2755th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2756 Summary record of the 2756th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2757 Summary record of the 2757th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2758 Summary record of the 2758th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2759 Summary record of the 2759th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2760 Summary record of the 2760th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2761 Summary record of the 2761st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2762 Summary record of the 2762nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2763 Summary record of the 2763rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2764 Summary record of the 2764th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2765 Summary record of the 2765th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2766 Summary record of the 2766th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2767 Summary record of the 2767th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2768 Summary record of the 2768th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2769 Summary record of the 2769th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2770 Summary record of the 2770th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2771 Summary record of the 2771st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2772 Summary record of the 2772nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2773 Summary record of the 2773rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2774 Summary record of the 2774th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2775 Summary record of the 2775th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2776 Summary record of the 2776th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2777 Summary record of the 2777th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2778 Summary record of the 2778th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2779 Summary record of the 2779th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2780 Summary record of the 2780th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2781 Summary record of the 2781st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2782 Summary record of the 2782nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2783 Summary record of the 2783rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2784 Summary record of the 2784th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2785 Summary record of the 2785th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2786 Summary record of the 2786th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2787 Summary record of the 2787th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2788 Summary record of the 2788th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2789 Summary record of the 2789th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2790 Summary record of the 2790th meeting

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