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Fifty-eighth Session (2006)

Daily Bulletin

MONDAY, 1 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2867th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2867)

  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Mr. Guillaume Pambou-Tchivounda (Gabon) as its Chairman, Mr. Girogio Gaja (Italy) as the First Vice-Chair, Mr. Víctor Rodríguez Cedeño (Venezuela) as Second Vice-Chair, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin (Russian Federation) as Chairman of the Drafting Committee, and Ms. Xue, Hanqin (China) as Rapporteur.
  • Adoption of the agenda
    • The Commission adopted its provisional agenda (A/CN.4/559)
  • Filling of a causal vacancy
    • The Commission elected Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Colombia) to fill the casual vacancy arising from the election of Mr. Bernardo Sepúlveda (Mexico) to the International Court of Justice.
  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, commenced the introduction of his seventh report on the topic (A/CN.4/567).

TUESDAY, 2 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2868th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2868)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. John Dugard, continued and completed the introduction of his seventh report on the topic (A/CN.4/567). The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's report.
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Method of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman of the Working Group on "Shared natural resources" announced the composition of the Working Group as follows: Chairman: Mr. Enrique CANDIOTI; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Chusei YAMADA; Members: Mr. João Clemente BAENA SOARES, Mr. Pedro COMISSARIO AFONSO, Mr. Riad DAOUDI, Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA, Mr. Salifou FOMBA, Mr. Giorgio GAJA, Mr. Zdzislaw GALICKI, Mr. Peter KABATSI, Mr. William MANSFIELD, Mr. Michael MATHESON, Mr. Didier OPERTTI BADAN, Mr. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa RAO and Ms. Hanqin XUE (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 3 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2869th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2869)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's seventh report on the topic (A/CN.4/567).

THURSDAY, 4 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2870th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2870)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's seventh report on the topic (A/CN.4/567).

FRIDAY, 5 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2871st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2871)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's seventh report on the topic (A/CN.4/567).
    • The Commission decided to instruct the Drafting Committee to commence the second reading of the draft articles taking into account the comments of Governments, the proposals of the Special Rapporteur and the debate in the plenary on the Special Rapporteur's seventh report. The Commission further decided to refer to the Drafting Committee the Special Rapporteur's proposal for a draft article 20.
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Method of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on "Diplomatic protection" which is as follows: Chairman: Mr. Roman Anatolyevitch KOLODKIN; Special Rapporteur: Mr. John DUGARD; Members: Mr. Ian BROWNLIE, Mr. Enrique CANDIOTI, Mr. Choung Il CHEE, Mr. Constantin ECONOMIDES, Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA, Mr. Giorgio GAJA, Mr. Fathi KEMICHA, Mr. William MANSFIELD, Mr. Michael J. MATHESON, Mr. Djamchid MOMTAZ, Mr. Chusei YAMADA, and Ms. Hanqin XUE (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 9 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2872nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2872)

  • 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 Rapporteur, Mr. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao, introduced his third report on the legal regime for the allocation of loss in case of transboundary harm arising out of hazardous activities (A/CN.4/566).

WEDNESDAY, 10 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2873rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2873)

  • 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 Rapporteur's third report on the topic (A/CN.4/566).

THURSDAY, 11 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2874th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2874)

  • 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 Rapporteur's third report on the topic (A/CN.4/566).
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Method of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee 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)” which is as follows: Chairman: Mr. Roman Anatolyevitch KOLODKIN; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa RAO; Members: Mr. Joao Clemente BAENA SOARES, Mr. Enrique CANDIOTI, Mr. Choung Il CHEE, Mr. Riad DAOUDI, Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA, Mr. Giorgio GAJA, Mr. Martti KOSKENNIEMI, Mr. William MANSFIELD, Mr. Michael J. MATHESON, Mr. Chusei YAMADA, Ms. Hanqin XUE (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 12 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2875th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2875)

  • 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 Rapporteur's third report on the topic (A/CN.4/566).
    • The Commission decided to instruct the Drafting Committee to commence the second reading of the draft principles taking into account the comments of Governments, the proposals of the Special Rapporteur and the debate in the plenary of the Special Rapporteur's third report.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, introduced his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564 and Add.1).

TUESDAY, 16 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2876th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2876)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564 and Add.1).

WEDNESDAY, 17 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2877th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2877)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564 and Add.1).

THURSDAY, 18 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2878th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2878)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564 and Add.1).
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Chairman of the Working Group, Mr. Enrique Candioti, introduced the report of the Working Group (A/CN.4/L.683)

FRIDAY, 19 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2879th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2879)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564 and Add.1) and decided to refer draft articles 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission considered the Report of the Working Group (A/CN.4/L.683) and decided to refer the draft articles contained in its annex to the Drafting Committee.

TUESDAY, 23 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2880th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2880)

  • Programme, Procedures and Working Method of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chairman made a statement.
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on "Reservations to treaties" as follows: Chairman: Mr. Roman Anatolyevitch KOLODKIN; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Alain PELLET; Members: Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA, Mr. Salifou FOMBA, Mr. Giorgio GAJA, Mr. Zdzislaw GALICKI, Mr. Michael J. MATHESON, Mr. Chusei YAMADA and Ms. Hanqin XUE (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 30 May 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2881st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2881)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on Diplomatic protection (A/CN.4/L.684, Corr.1 and Corr.2). The Commission considered the report and adopted on second reading the following draft articles: 1 (Definition and scope/Définition et champ d’application), 2 (Right to exercise diplomatic protection/Droit d’exercer la protection diplomatique), 3 (Protection by the State of nationality/Protection par l’Etat de nationalité), 4 (State of nationality of a natural person/Etat de nationalité d’une personne physique), 5 (Continuous nationality of a natural person/Continuité de la nationalité d’une personne physique), 6 (Multiple nationality and claim against a third State/Multiple nationalité et réclamation à l’encontre d’un Etat tiers), 7 (Multiple nationality and claim against a State of nationality/Multiple nationalité et réclamation à l’encontre d’un Etat de nationalité), 8 (Stateless persons and refugees/Apatrides et réfugiés), 9 (State of nationality of a corporation/Etat de nationalité d’une société), 10 (Continuous nationality of a corporation/Continuité de la nationalité d’une société), 11 (Protection of shareholders/Protection des actionnaires), 12 (Direct injury to shareholders/Atteinte directe aux droits des actionnaires), 13 (Other legal persons/Autres personnes morales), 14 (Exhaustion of local remedies/Epuisement des recours internes), 15 (Exceptions to the local remedies rule/Exceptions à la règle de l’épuisement des recours internes), 16 (Actions or procedures other than diplomatic protection/Actions ou procédures autres que la protection diplomatique), 17 (Special rules of international law/Règles spéciales du droit international), 18 (Protection of ships’ crews/Protection des équipages des navires), 19 (Recommended practice/Pratiques recommandées).
      • See statement of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee

FRIDAY, 2 June 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2882nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2882)

  • 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 Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law (A/CN.4/L.686 and Corr.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted on second reading the following draft principles: 1 (Scope of application/Champ d’application) 2 (Use of terms/Termes employés), 3 (Purposes/Objectifs), 4 (Prompt and adequate compensation/Indemnisation prompte et adéquate), 5 (Response measures/Mesures d’intervention), 6 (International and domestic remedies/Recours internes et internationaux), 7 (Development of specific international regimes/Elaboration de régimes internationaux spéciaux) and 8 (Implementation/Application).
      • See statement of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee

TUESDAY, 6 June 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2883rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2883)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • Mr. Mansfield presented on behalf of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee the report of the Drafting Committee on Reservations to treaties (A/CN.4/L.685 and Corr.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft guidelines: 3.1 (Permissible reservations/Validité matérielle d'une reserve), 3.1.1 (Reservations expressly prohibited by the treaty/Réserves expressément interdites par le traité), 3.1.2 (Definition of specified reservations/Définition des réserves déterminées), 3.1.3 (Permissibility of reservations not prohibited by the treaty/Validité des réserves non-interdites par le traité), 3.1.4 (Permissibility of specified reservations/Validité des réserves déterminées), 1.6 (Scope of definitions/Portée des definitions) and 2.1.8 [2.1.7bis] (Procedure in case of manifestly invalid reservations/Procédure en cas de réserves manifestement non-valides).
      • See statement of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee

THURSDAY, 8 June 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2884th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2884)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • Mr. Mansfield presented on behalf of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee the report of the Drafting Committee on Mr. Mansfield presented on behalf of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee the report of the Drafting Committee on Responsibility of international organizations (A/CN.4/L.687). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft articles: 17 (Consent/Consentement), 18 (Self-defence/Légitime défense), 19 (Countermeasures/Contre-mesures), 20 (Force majeure/Force majeure), 21 (Distress/Détresse), 22 (Necessity/Etat de nécessité, 23 (Compliance with peremptory norms/Respect de normes impératives), 24 (Consequences of invoking a circumstance precluding wrongfulness/Conséquences de l'invocation d'une circonstance excluant l'illicéité).
      • See statement of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee

FRIDAY, 9 June 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2885th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2885)

  • Shared natural resources
    • Mr. Mansfield presented on behalf of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee the report of the Drafting Committee on Shared Natural Resources (A/CN.4/L.688). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft articles on first reading: 1 (Scope/Champ d'application), 2 (Use of terms/Expression employées), 3 (Sovereignty of aquifer States/Souveraineté des Etats de l'acquifère), 4 (Equitable and reasonable utilization/Utilisation equitable et raisonnable), 5 (Factors relevant to equitable and reasonable utilization/Facteurs pertinents pour une utilisation équitable et raisonnable), 6 (Obligation not to cause significant harm to other aquifer States/Obligation de ne pas causer de dommage significatif aux autres Etats de l'aquifère), 7 (General obligation to cooperate/Obligation générale de coopérer), 8 (Regular exchange of data and information/Echange régulier de données et informations), 9 (Protection and preservation of ecosystems/Protection et préservation des écosystèmes), 10 (Recharge and discharge zones/Zones de réalimentation et de déversement), 11 (Prevention, reduction and control of pollution/Prévention, réduction et maîtrise de la pollution), 12 (Monitoring/Surveillance), 13 (Management/Gestion), 14 (Planned activities/Activités projetées), 15 (Scientific and technical cooperation with developing States/Coopération scientifique et technique avec les Etats en développement), 16 (Emergency situations/Situations d'urgence), 17 (Protection in time of armed conflict/Protection en période de conflit armé), 18 (Data and information concerning national defence or security/Données et informations relatives à la défense ou la sécurité nationales), 19 (Bilateral and regional agreements and arrangements/Accords et arrangements bilatéraux et régionaux).
      • See statement of the Chairman of the Drafting Committee

MONDAY, 3 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2886th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2886)

  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Víctor Rodríguez Cedeño, introduced his ninth report on the topic (A/CN.4/569 and Add.1).

TUESDAY, 4 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2887th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2887)

  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's ninth report on the topic (A/CN.4/569 and Add.1).

WEDNESDAY, 5 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2888th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2888)

  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's ninth report on the topic (A/CN.4/569 and Add.1) and decided to reinstate an open-ended Working Group under the Chairmanship of Mr. Alain Pellet to which it referred the elaboration of the conclusions of the Commission on this topic.
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Alain Pellet, introduced the remaining parts of his tenth report (A/CN.4/558/Add.1, Add.2 and A/CN.4/572). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's report.

THURSDAY, 6 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2889th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2889)

  • Reservations to treaties

FRIDAY, 7 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2890th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2890)

  • Reservations to treaties

TUESDAY, 11 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2891st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2891)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's tenth report on the topic (A/CN.4/558/Add.1, Add.2 and A/CN.4/572) and decided to refer the following draft guidelines to the Drafting Committee: 3.1.5, 3.1.6, 3.1.7, 3.1.8, 3.1.9, 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.1.12, 3.1.13, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.3 and 3.3.1.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, introduced the remaining parts of his fourth report (A/CN.4/564/Add.1 and Add.2). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's report on the topic.

WEDNESDAY, 12 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2892nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2892)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564/Add.1 and Add.2).

THURSDAY, 13 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2893rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2893)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564/Add.1 and Add.2).

FRIDAY, 14 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2894th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2894)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564/Add.1 and Add.2).

TUESDAY, 18 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2895th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2895)

  • Visit of the Legal Counsel
    • The Legal Counsel made a statement informing the Commission of the activities of the Office of Legal Affairs and recent developments of international law in the context of the United Nations. An exchange of views followed.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/564/Add.1 and Add.2) and decided to refer articles 25 to 29 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Ian Brownlie, commenced the introduction of his second report on the topic (A/CN.4/570 and Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 19 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2896th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2896)

  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Ian Brownlie, continued and completed the introduction of his second report on the topic (A/CN.4/570 and Corr.1). The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's report.

THURSDAY, 20 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2897th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2897)

  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's second report on the topic (A/CN.4/570 and Corr.1).

FRIDAY, 21 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2898th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2898)

  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's second report on the topic (A/CN.4/570 and Corr.1). The Special Rapporteur made concluding remarks on the debate concerning his second 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.

TUESDAY, 25 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2899th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2899)

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The President of the International Court of Justice, Ms. Rosalyn Higgins, addressed the Commission, followed by an exchange of views.
  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Zdzislaw Galicki, introduced his preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/571).

WEDNESDAY, 26 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2900th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2900)

  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/571).

THURSDAY, 27 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2901st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2901)

  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/571).
  • Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
    • The Chairman of the Study Group, Mr. Martti Koskenniemi, commenced the introduction of its report (A/CN.4/L.702).

FRIDAY, 28 July 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2902nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2902)

  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/571).
  • Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
    • The Chairman of the Study Group, Mr. Martti Koskenniemi, continued and finished the introduction of his report (A/CN.4/L.702). The Commission considered the report of the Study Group and took note of the report with satisfaction.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented an further report of the Drafting Committee on Responsibility of international organizations (A/CN.4/L.687/Add.1 and Add.1/Corr.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft articles 25 (Aid or assistance by a State in the commission of an internationally wrongful act by an international organization/Aide ou assistance d'un Etat dans la commission d'un fait internationalement illicite par une organisation internationale), 26 (Direction and control exercised by a State over the commission of an internationally wrongful act by an international organization/Direction et contrôle exercés par un Etat sur la commission d'un fait internationalement illicite par une organisation), 27 (Coercion of an international organization by a State/Coercition exercée sur une organisation internationale par un Etat), 28 (International responsibility in case of provision of competence to an international organization/Responsabilité internationale en cas d'attribution de compétence à une organisation internationale), 29 (Responsibility of a State member of an international organization for the internationally wrongful act of that organization/Responsabilité d'un Etat membre d'une organisation internationale à raison du fait internationalement illicite de cette organisation) and 30 (Effect of this chapter/Effet du présent chapitre).

WEDNESDAY, 2 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2903rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2903)

  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Special Rapporteur made concluding remarks on the debate concerning his report (A/CN.4/571).
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission started consideration of Chapter VI of its report on Shared natural resources and adopted sections A, B and general commentary and commentary to draft article 1 (Scope) (Champ d'application).

THURSDAY, 3 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2904th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2904)

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Director General of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
    • The Commission heard a statement by the Representative of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Mr. Jean-Paul Hubert. An exchange of views followed.

THURSDAY, 3 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2905th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2905)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI of its report on Shared natural resources and adopted commentary to draft articles 2 (Use of terms) (Termes employés), 3 (Sovereignty of aquifer States) (Souveraineté des Etats de l'aquifère), 4 (Equitable and reasonable utilization) (Utilisation équitable et raisonnable), 5 (Factors relevant to equitable and reasonable utilization) (Facteurs pertinents pour une utilisation équitable et raisonnable), 6 (Obligation not to cause significant harm to other aquifer States) (Obligation de ne pas causer de dommage significatif aux autres Etats de l'aquifère), 7 (General obligation to cooperate) (Obligation générale de coopérer), 8 (Regular exchange of data and information) (Echange régulier de données et informations), 9 (Protection and preservation of ecosystems) (Protection et préservation des écosystèmes), 10 (Recharge and discharge zones) (Zone de réalimentation et de déversement), 11 (Prevention, reduction and control of pollution) (Prévention, réduction et maîtrise de la pollution), 12 (Monitoring) (Surveillance), 13 (Management) (Gestion), 14 (Planned activities) (Activités projetées) and 15 (Scientific and technical cooperation with developing States) (Coopération scientifique et technique avec les Etats en développement).

FRIDAY, 4 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2906th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2906)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI of its report on Shared natural resources and adopted commentary to draft articles 16 (Emergency situations) (Situations d'urgence), 17 (Protection in time of armed conflict) (Protection en période de conflit armé), 18 (Data and information concerning national defence or security) (Données et informations relatives à la défense ou à la sécurité nationales) and 19 (Bilateral and regional agreements and arrangements) (Accords et arrangements bilatéraux et régionaux).
  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Diplomatic protection and adopted sections A, B and general commentary and commentary to draft article 1 (Definition and scope) (Définition et champ d'application).
  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Chairman of the Working Group, Mr. Alain Pellet, introduced the report of the Working Group (A/CN.4/L.703). The Commission considered the conclusions on the guiding principles applicable to unilateral declarations of States capable of creating legal obligations.

MONDAY, 7 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2907th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2907)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Diplomatic protection and adopted commentary to draft articles 2 (Right to exercise diplomatic protection) (Droit d'exercer la protection diplomatique), 3 (Protection by the State of nationality) (Protection par l'Etat de la nationalité), 4 (State of nationality of a natural person) (Etat de nationalité d'une personne physique), 5 (Continuous nationality of a natural person) (Continuité de la nationalité d'une personne physique), 6 (Multiple nationality and claim against a third State) (Multiple nationalité et réclamation à l'encontre d'un Etat tiers), 7 (Multiple nationality and claim against a State of nationality) (Multiple nationalité et réclamation à l'encontre d'un Etat de nationalité), 8 (Stateless persons and refugees) (Apatrides et réfugiés) and 9 (State of nationality of a corporation) (Etat de nationalité d'une société).
  • Report of the Planning Group
    • The Chairman of the Planning Group, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, introduced the report of the Planning Group (A/CN.4/L.704). The Commission took note of the report.

MONDAY, 7 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2908th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2908)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Diplomatic protection and adopted commentary to draft articles 10 (Continous nationality of a corporation) (Continuité de la nationalité d'une société), 11 (Protection of shareholders) (Protection des actionnaires), 12 (Direct injury to shareholders) (Atteinte directe aux droits des actionnaires), 13 (Other legal persons) (Autres personnes morales), 14 (Exhaustion of local remedies) (Epuisement des recours internes), 15 (Exceptions to the local remedies rule) (Exceptions à la règle de l'épuisement des recours internes), 16 (Actions or procedures other than diplomatic protection) (Actions ou procédures autres que la protection diplomatique) and 17 (Special rules of international law) (Règles spéciales du droit international).

TUESDAY, 8 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2909th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2909)

  • Diplomatic protection
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Diplomatic protection and adopted commentary to draft articles 18 (Protection of ships' crews) (Protection des équipages des navires), 19 (Recommended practice) (Pratique recommandée) and sections C and D.
  • 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 began consideration of Chapter V 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 harzardous activities) and adopted sections A, B and general commentary and commentary to draft principles 1(Scope of application) (Champ d'application), 2 (Use of terms) (Termes employés), 3 (Purposes) (Objectifs), 4 (Prompt and adequate compensation) (Indemnisation prompte et adéquate) and 5 (Response measures) (Mesures d'intervention).

TUESDAY, 8 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2910th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2910)

  • 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 V 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 harzardous activities) and adopted commentary to draft principles 6 (International and domestic remedies) (Recours internes et internationaux), 7 (Development of specific international regimes) (Elaboration de régimes internationaux spécifiques), 8 (Implementation) (Mise en œuvre) and sections C and D.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VII of its report on Responsibility of international organizations and adopted sections A, B and general commentary and commentary to draft articles 17 (Consent) (Consentement), 18 (Self-defence) (Légitime defense), 19 (Countermeasures) (Contre-mesures), 20 (Force majeure) (Force majeure), 21 (Distress) (Détresse), 22 (Necessity) (Etat de nécessité), 23 (Compliance with peremptory norms) (Respect de normes impératives), 24 (Consequences of invoking a circumstance precluding wrongfulness) (Conséquences de l'invocation d'une circonstance excluant l'illicéité), 25 (Aid or assistance by a State in the commission of an internationally wrongful act by an international organization) (Aide ou assistance d'un Etat dans la commission d'un fait internationalement illicite par une organisation internationale), 26 (Direction and control exercised by a State over the commission of an internationally wrongful act by an international organization) (Direction et contrôle exercés par un Etat sur la commission d'un fait internationalement illicite par une organisation internationale), 27 (Coercion of an international organization by a State) (Coercition exercée sur une organisation internationale par un Etat), 28 (International responsibility in case of provision of competence to an international organization) (Responsabilité internationale en cas d'attribution de compétence à une organisation internationale), 29 (Responsibility of a State member of an international organization for the internationally wrongful act of that organization) (Responsabilité d'un Etat membre d'une organisation internationale à raison du fait internationalement illicite de cette organisation), 30 (Effect of this chapter) (Effet du présent chapitre).
  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter X of its report on Effects of armed conflicts on treaties and adopted section A.

WEDNESDAY, 9 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2911th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2911)

  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter X of its report on Effects of armed conflicts on treaties and adopted section B.
  • Fragmentation of International Law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XII of its report on Fragmentation of international law: Difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law.
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VIII of its report on Reservations to treaties and adopted sections A and B.
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report related to the topic.
  • Summary of work of the Commission at its Fifty-eighth Session
    • The Commission adopted a part of Chapter II of its report related to the topic.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter III of its report.

THURSDAY, 10 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2912th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2912)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VIII of its report on Reservations to treaties and adopted the general commentary and commentary to draft guidelines 3.1 (Permissible reservations) (Validité matérielle d'une réserve), 3.1.1 (Reservations expressly prohibited by the treaty) (Réserves expressément interdites par le traité), 3.1.2 (Definition of specified reservations) (Définition des réserves determinées), 3.1.3 (Permissibility of reservations not prohibited by the treaty) (Validité des réserves non interdites par le traité), 3.1.4 (Permissibility of specified reservations) (Validité des réserves déterminées), 1.6 (Scope of definitions) (Portée des définitions) and 2.1.8 [2.1.7 bis] (Procedure in case of manifestly invalid reservations) (Procédure en cas de réserves manifestement non valides).
  • Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XI of its report on Obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare).
  • Summary of work of the Commission at its Fifty-eighth Session
    • The Commission adopted a further part of Chapter II of its report related to the topic.

FRIDAY, 11 August 2006
Fifty-eighth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2913th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2913)

  • Unilateral acts of States
    • The Commission considered Chapter IX of its report on Unilateral acts of States and adopted sections A, B and general commentary and commentary to draft guiding principles 1 to 10.
  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XIII of its report.
  • Summary of work of the Commission at its Fifty-eighth Session
    • The Commission adopted the remaining parts of Chapter II of its report.
  • Adoption of the report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the fifty-eighth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.