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Sixtieth Session (2008)

Daily Bulletin

MONDAY, 5 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2956th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2956)

  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Mr. Edmundo VARGAS CARREÑO (Chile) as its Chair, Mr. Roman Anatolyevitch KOLODKIN (Russian Federation) as the First Vice-Chair, Mr. Mahmoud D. HMOUD (Jordan) as Second Vice-Chair, Mr. Pedro COMISSARIO AFONSO (Mozambique) as Chair of the Drafting Committee, and Ms. Paula ESCARAMEIA (Portugal) as Rapporteur.
  • Adoption of the agenda
    • The Commission adopted its provisional agenda (A/CN.4/587)
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Chusei Yamada, commenced the introduction of his fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/591).

TUESDAY, 6 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2957th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2957)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/591).
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the following Drafting Committees:
      • Reservations to treaties: Chair: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Alain Pellet; Members: Mr. Enrique Candioti, Mr. Salifou Fomba, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Roman Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Bayo Ojo, Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).
    • Shared natural resources: Chair: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Chusei Yamada; Members: Mr. Ian Brownlie, Mr. Enrique Candioti, Mr. Salifou Fomba, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, Mr. Zdzislaw Galicki, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Roman Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Bayo Ojo, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vásquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 7 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2958th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2958)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/591).

THURSDAY, 8 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2959th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2959)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission continued and concluded its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/591). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate. The Commission referred draft articles 14–20 of Parts IV and V to the Drafting Committee
  • Programme, Procedures and Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the following additional members of the Drafting Committee on Shared natural resources: Mr. Lucius Caflisch and Mr. Bernd Niehaus.

FRIDAY, 9 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2960th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2960)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, introduced his sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/597).

TUESDAY, 13 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2961st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2961)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/597).

WEDNESDAY, 14 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2962nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2962)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/597).

THURSDAY, 15 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2963rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2963)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/597).

FRIDAY, 16 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2964th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2964)

  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/597).
    • The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate.
    • The Commission referred draft articles 46 to 51 to the Drafting Committee.
    • The Commission decided to establish a Working Group, to be chaired by Mr. Enrique Candioti, for the purpose of examining the question of countermeasures as well as the advisability of including an additional draft article dealing with admissibility of claims.

WEDNESDAY, 21 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2965th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2965)

  • 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.
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission referred a preamble on Shared natural resources to the Drafting Committee (A/CN.4/L.722).
  • Programme, procedures and working method of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Responsibility of international organizations” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Giorgio Gaja; Members: Mr. Ian Brownlie, Mr. Christopher John Dugard, Mr. Salifou Fomba, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Bernd H. Niehaus, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Amos S. Wako, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue, Mr. Chusei Yamada and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).
    • The Chair of the Working Group on “Effects of armed conflicts on treaties” announced the composition of the Working Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Lucius Caflisch; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Ian Brownlie; Members: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso, Mr. Christopher John Dugard, Mr. Salifou Fomba, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Bernd H. Niehaus, Mr. Bayo Ojo, Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Mr. Gilberto Saboia, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 23 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2966th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2966)

  • Programme, procedures and working method of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Commission reviewed the results of the sixtieth anniversary seminar with the Legal Advisers.

TUESDAY, 27 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2967th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2967)

  • Reservation to treaties
    • The Commission referred draft guideline 2.1.9 "Statement of reasons" to the Drafting Committee (A/CN.4/586).
  • Programme, procedures and working method of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Working Group on “Responsibility of international organizations” announced the composition of the Working Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Enrique Candioti; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Giorgio Gaja; Members: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Maurice Kamto, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Alain Pellet, Mr. A. Rohan Perrera, Mr. Ernest Petric, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Amos S. Wako, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue, Mr. Chusei Yamada and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 29 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2968th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2968)

  • The Commission observed a minute of silence in memory of its former members, Mr. Bernhard Graefrath and Sir Francis Vallat.
  • Effects of Armed Conflicts on Treaties
    • The Chair of the Working Group on the Effects of Armed Conflicts on Treaties introduced its report (A/CN.4/L.726).
    • The Commission adopted the report of the Working Group, and referred to the Drafting Committee draft articles 8, 8 bis, 8 ter, 8 quater, 9 and 14, as proposed by the Working Group, as well as draft articles 12 and 13, as proposed by the Special Rapporteur, together with the recommendations of the Working Group contained in its report.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission referred draft article 47bis to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures and working method of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Effects of armed conflicts on treaties” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Ian Brownlie; Members: Mr. Lucius Caflisch, Mr. Salifou Fomba, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Bernd H. Niehaus, Mr. A. Rohan Perrera, Mr. Ernest Petric, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Amos S. Wako, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 30 May 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2969th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2969)

  • Expulsion of aliens
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Maurice Kamto, introduced his fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/594).

TUESDAY, 3 JUNE 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2970th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2970)

  • Reservation of treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced the report of the Drafting Committee on “Reservations to treaties” (A/CN.4/L.723). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft guidelines: 2.1.6 [2.1.6, 2.1.8] (Procedure for communication of reservations/Procédure de communication des réserves), 2.1.9 (Statement of reasons/Motivation), 2.6 (Formulation of objections/Formulation des objections), 2.6.6 (Joint formulation/Formulation conjointe), 2.6.7 (Written form/Forme écrite), 2.6.8 (Expression of intention to preclude the entry into force of the treaty/Expression de l’intention d’empêcher l’entrée en vigueur du traité), 2.6.9 (Procedure for the formulation of objections/Procédure de formulation des objections), 2.6.10 (Statement of reasons/Motivation), 2.6.12[2.6.13] (Time period for formulating an objection/Délai de formulation d’une objection), 2.6.13 [2.6.14] (Conditional objections/Objections conditionnelles), 2.6.14 [2.6.15] (Late objections/Objections tardives), 2.7 (Withdrawal and modification of objections to reservations/Retrait et modification des objections aux réserves), 2.7.1 (Withdrawal of objections to reservations/Retrait des objections aux réserves), 2.7.2 (Form of withdrawal/Forme du retrait des objections aux réserves), 2.7.3 (Formulation and communication of the withdrawal of objections to reservations/Formulation et communication du retrait des objections aux réserves), 2.7.4 (Effect on reservation of withdrawal of an objection/Effet du retrait d’une objection), 2.7.5 (Effective date of withdrawal of an objection/Date d’effet du retrait d’une objection), 2.7.6 (Cases in which an objecting State or international organization may unilaterally set the effective date of withdrawal of an objection to a reservation/Cas dans lesquels l’Etat ou l’organisation internationale auteur de l’objection peut fixer unilatéralement la date d’effet du retrait de l’objection à la réserve), 2.7.7 (Partial withdrawal of an objection/Retrait partiel d’une objection), 2.7.8 (Effect of a partial withdrawal of an objection/Effet du retrait partiel d’une objection) and 2.7.9 (Prohibition against the widening of the scope of an objection to a reservation/Interdiction de l’aggravation d’une objection à cette réserve).
      • Draft guidelines 2.6.5 and 2.6.11 were referred back to the Drafting Committee.
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced a part of the report of the Drafting Committee on “Shared natural resources” (A/CN.4/L.724).

WEDNESDAY, 4 JUNE 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2971st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2971)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced the remaining part of the report of the Drafting Committee on “Shared natural resources” (A/CN.4/L.724). The Commission considered the report and adopted on second reading the preamble and the following draft articles: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 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/Obligation de ne pas causer de dommage significatif), 7 (General obligation to cooperate/Obligation générale de coopérer), 8 (Regular exchange of data and information/Echange régulier de données et informations), 9[19] (Bilateral and regional agreements and arrangements/Accords et arrangements bilatéraux et régionaux), 10 [9] (Protection and preservation of ecosystems/Protection et préservation des écosystèmes), 11[10] (Recharge and discharge zones/Zones de réalimentation et de déversement), 12[11] (Prevention, reduction and control of pollution/Prévention, réduction et maîtrise de la pollution), 13[12] (Monitoring/Surveillance), 14 [13] (Management/Gestion), 15[14] (Planned activities/Activités projetées), 16 [15] (Technical cooperation with developing States/Coopération technique avec les Etats en développement), 17[16] (Emergency situations/Situations d’urgence), 18[17] (Protection in time of armed conflict/Protection en période de conflit armé) and 19 [18] (Data and information vital to national defence or security/Données et informations relatives à la défense ou à la sécurité nationales).
  • Reponsibility of international organizations
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced the report of the Drafting Committee on “Responsibility of international organizations” (A/CN.4/L.725). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft articles: 46 (Invocation of responsibility by an injured State or international organization/Invocation de la responsabilité par l’Etat lésé ou l’organisation internationale lésée), 47 (Notice of claim by an injured State or international organization/Notification par l’Etat lésé ou l’organisation internationale lésée), 48 (Admissibility of claims/Recevabilité de la demande), 49 [48] (Loss of the right to invoke responsibility/Renonciation au droit d’invoquer la responsabilité), 50[49] (Plurality of injured States or international organizations/Pluralité d’Etats ou organisations internationales lésés), 51[50] (Plurality of responsible States or international organizations/Pluralité d’Etats ou organisations internationales responsables), 52 [51] (Invocation of responsibility by a State other than an injured State or by an international organization other than an injured international organization/Invocation de la responsabilité par un Etat autre qu’un Etat lésé ou par une organisation internationale autre qu’une organisation internationale lésée) and 53 (Scope of this Part/Portée de cette partie).

THURSDAY, 5 JUNE 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2972nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2972)

  • Expulsion of aliens
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/594).

FRIDAY, 6 JUNE 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2973rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2973)

  • Expulsion of aliens
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/594). The Special Rapporteur summed-up the debate. The Commission established a Working Group under the Chairship of Mr. McRae.
  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • On behalf of the Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Caflisch introduced the report of the Drafting Committee on Effects of armed conflicts on treaties (A/CN.4/L.727/Rev.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted on first reading the following draft articles: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (Use of terms/Définitions), 3 (Non-automatic termination or suspension/Caractère contingent de l’extinction ou de la suspension de l’application), 4 (Indicia of susceptibility to termination, withdrawal or suspension of treaties/Indices de prédisposition des traités à l’extinction, au retrait d’une partie ou à la suspension de leur application), 5 (Operation of treaties on the basis of implication from their subject matter/Application des traités dont la teneur implique qu’ils sont applicables), 6 [5 bis ] (Conclusion of treaties during armed conflict/Conclusion de traités pendant un conflit armé), 7 [5] (Express provisions on the operation of treaties/Dispositions expresses sur l’application des traités), 8 (Notification of termination, withdrawal or suspension/Notification de l’extinction, du retrait d’une partie ou de la suspension), 9 [8 bis] (Obligations imposed by international law independently of a treaty/Obligations imposées par le droit international indépendamment d’un traité), 10 [8 ter] (Separability of treaty provisions/Divisibilité des dispositions d’un traité), 11 [8 quater] (Loss of the right to terminate, withdraw from or suspend the operation of a treaty/Perte du droit d’invoquer un motif de mettre fin au traité, de s’en retirer ou d’en suspendre l’application), 12 [9] (Resumption of suspended treaties/Reprise de l’application des traités dont l’application a été suspendue), 14 [11] (Decisions of the Security Council/Décisions du Conseil de sécurité), 15 (Prohibition of benefit to an aggressor State/Interdiction de procurer un avantage à un État agresseur), 16 [12] (Rights and duties arising from the laws of neutrality/Droits et obligations découlant du droit de la neutralité), 17 [13] (Other cases of termination, withdrawal or suspension/Autres cas d’extinction, de retrait ou de suspension) and 18 [14] (Revival of treaty relations subsequent to an armed conflict/Reprise des relations conventionnelles après un conflit armé). The Commission referred draft article 13[10] back to the Drafting Committee.

MONDAY, 7 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2974th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2974)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Comissario Afonso introduced an additional report of the Drafting Committee on Reservations to treaties (A/CN.4/L.739 and Corr.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft guidelines: 2.6.5 (Author/Auteur), 2.6.11 (Non-requirement of confirmation of an objection made prior to formal confirmation of a reservation/Non-exigence de la confirmation d'une objection faite avant la confirmation formelle de la réserve), 2.6.12 (Requirement of confirmation of an objection formulated prior to the expression of consent to be bound by a treaty/Exigence de la confirmation d'une objection formulée avant l'expression du consentement à être lié par le traité) and 2.8 (Forms of acceptance of reservations/Formes d'acceptation des réserves).
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Alain Pellet, introduced his thirteenth report on the topic (A/CN.4/600).

TUESDAY, 8 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2975th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2975)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's thirteenth report on the topic (A/CN.4/600).

WEDNESDAY, 9 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2976th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2976)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's thirteenth report on the topic (A/CN.4/600).

THURSDAY, 10 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2977th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2977)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's thirteenth report on the topic (A/CN.4/600).
  • Programme, procedures and working method of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Working Group on Expulsion of aliens announced the composition of the Working Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Donald M. McRae; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Maurice Kamto; Members: Mr. Salifou Fomba, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Bernd H. Niehaus, Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Mr. Ernest Petric, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Edmundo Vargas Carreno, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vazquez-Bermudez, Ms. Hanqin Xue and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 15 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2978th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2978)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's thirteenth report on the topic (A/CN.4/600). The Special Rapporteur summed-up the debate. The Commission referred draft guidelines 2.9 to 2.9.10 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Protection of persons in the event of disasters
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, introduced his preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/598)
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Chair of the Working Group on Responsibility of international organizations made an oral report. The Commission took note of the oral report and referred draft articles 52 to 57, paragraph 1, to the Drafting Committee.
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The representative of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Mr. Antonio Fidel Perez, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

WEDNESDAY, 16 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2979th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2979)

  • Protection of persons in the event of disasters
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/598)
  • Programme, procedures and working method of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on Expulsion of aliens which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Pedro Comissario Afonso; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Maurice Kamto; Members: Mr. Ian Brownlie, Mr. Salifou Fomba, Mr. Giorgio Gaja, Mr. Zdzislaw Galicki, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Bernd H. Niehaus, Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Mr. Ernest Petric, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Stephen C. Vasciannie, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Ms. Hanqin Xue, Mr. Chusei Yamada and Ms. Paula Escarameia (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 17 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2980th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2980)

  • Protection of persons in the event of disasters
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/598)
  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced the remaining part of the report of the Drafting Committee on "Effects of armed conflicts on treaties" (A/CN.4/L.727/Rev.1/Add.1). The Commission considered the report and adopted on first reading the following draft articles: 5 (The operation of treaties on the basis of implication from their subject matter/Application des traités dont la teneur implique qu'ils sont applicables) and 13 (Effect of the exercise of the right to individual or collective self-defence on a treaty/Effet de l'exercice du droit de légitime défense à titre individuel ou collectif sur un traité) and the annex (Indicative list of categories of treaties referred to in draft article 5/Liste indicative des catégories de traités visés dans le projet d'article 5).

FRIDAY, 18 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2981st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2981)

  • Protection of persons in the event of disasters
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/598)

TUESDAY, 22 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2982nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2982)

  • Protection of persons in the event of disasters
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/598). The Special Rapporteur summed-up the debate.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, introduced his preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/601).
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, addressed the Commission, followed by an exchange of views.

WEDNESDAY, 23 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2983rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2983)

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/601).

THURSDAY, 24 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2984th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2984)

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/601).
  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Zdzislaw Galicki, introduced his third report on the topic (A/CN.4/603). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's report.
  • Expulsion of aliens
    • The Commission took note of the oral report of the Working Group and referred the recommendations contained therein to the Drafting Committee in view of its further consideration of the draft articles.

FRIDAY, 25 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2985th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2985)

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/601).
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law of the Council of Europe, Mr. Manuel Lezertua, and the Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), Sir Michael Wood, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

TUESDAY, 29 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2986th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2986)

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/601).

WEDNESDAY, 30 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2987th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2987)

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary report on the topic (A/CN.4/601).
  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's third report on the topic (A/CN.4/603).

THURSDAY, 31 July 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2988th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2988)

  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's third report on the topic ((A/CN.4/603).The Special Rapporteur summed-up the debate.
  • Report of the Planning Group
    • The Chair of the Planning Group introduced the report of the Planning Group (A/CN.4/L.742). The Commission adopted the report.
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced the remaining part of the report of the Drafting Committee on “Reservations to treaties” (A/CN.4/L.740). The Commission took note of the report.
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The President of the forty-seventh session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, Mr. Narinder Singh, made a statement.
    • The President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

MONDAY, 4 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2989th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2989)

  • The Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee introduced the remaining part of the report of the Drafting Committee on “Responsibility of international organizations” (A/CN.4/L.725/Add.1). The Commission adopted a title for Chapter I of PART THREE which reads “Invocation of the Responsibility of an international organization”. The Commission also took note of the report.
  • Expulsion of aliens
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee made a progress report. The Commission took note of the progress report.
  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission began its consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Shared natural resources and adopted sections A, B and General commentary and commentary to the Preamble and to draft article 1 (Scope/Champ d’application).

MONDAY, 4 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2990th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2990)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission continued its consideration of Chapter IV 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/Obligation de ne pas causer de dommage significatif), 7 (General obligation to cooperate/Obligation générale de coopérer), 8 (Regular exchange of data and information/Echange régulier de données et informations), 9 (Bilateral and regional agreements and arrangements/Accords et arrangements bilatéraux et régionaux), 10 (Protection and preservation of ecosystems/Protection et préservation des écosystèmes), 11 (Recharge and discharge zones/Zones de réalimentation et de déversement), 12 (Prevention, reduction and control of pollution/Prévention, réduction et maîtrise de la pollution), 13 (Monitoring/Surveillance), 14 (Management/Gestion), 15 (Planned activities/Activités projetées), 16 (Technical cooperation with developing States/Coopération technique avec les Etats en développement), 17 (Emergency situations/Situations d’urgence), 18 (Protection in time of armed conflict/Protection en période de conflit armé) and 19 (Data and information vital to national defence or security/Données et informations vitales relatives à la défense ou à la sécurité nationales).

TUESDAY, 5 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2991st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2991)

  • Shared natural resources
    • The Commission continued its consideration of Chapter IV of its report on Shared natural resources and completed the adoption on second reading of draft articles on the law of transboundary aquifers (A/CN.4/L.731 and Add.1 to 2), as amended.
  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission began its consideration of Chapter VI of its report on Reservations to treaties and adopted section A and part of section C including the commentary to draft guidelines 2.1.6[2.1.6, 2.1.8] (Procedure for communication of reservations/Procédure de communication des réserves), 2.1.9 (Statement of reasons/Motivation), 2.6.5 (Author/Auteur), 2.6.6 (Joint formulation/Formulation conjointe), 2.6.7 (Written form/Forme écrite), 2.6.8 (Expression of intention to preclude the entry into force of the treaty/Expression de l’intention d’empêcher l’entrée en vigueur du traité), 2.6.9 (Procedure for the formulation of objections/Procédure de formulation des objections), 2.6.10 (Statement of reasons/Motivation), 2.6.11 (Non-requirement of confirmation of an objection made prior to formal confirmation of a reservation/Inutilité de la confirmation d’une objection faite avant la confirmation formelle de la réserve), 2.6.12 (Requirement of confirmation of an objection formulated prior to the expression of consent to be bound by a treaty/Exigence de la confirmation d’une objection formulée avant l’expression du consentement à être lié par le traité) and 2.6.13 (Time period for formulating an objection/Délai de formulation d’une objection) (A/CN.4/L.733 and Corr.1, Add.2 and Add.3 and Corr.1), as amended

TUESDAY, 5 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2992nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2992)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of Chapter VI of its report on Reservations to treaties and adopted the remaining part of Section C including the commentary to draft guidelines 2.6.14 (Conditional objections/Objections conditionnelles), 2.6.15 (Late objections/Objections tardives), 2.7 (Withdrawal and modification of objections to reservations/Retrait et modification des objections aux réserves), 2.7.1 (Withdrawal of objections to reservations/Retrait des objections aux réserves), 2.7.2 (Form of withdrawal/Forme du retrait des objections aux réserves), 2.7.3 (Formulation and communication of the withdrawal of objections to reservations/Formulation et communication du retrait des objections aux réserves), 2.7.4 (Effect on reservation of withdrawal of an objection/Effet du retrait d’une objection sur la réserve), 2.7.5 (Effective date of withdrawal of an objection/Date d’effet du retrait d’une objection), 2.7.6 (Case in which an objecting State or international organization may unilaterally set the effective date of withdrawal of an objection to a reservation/Cas dans lesquels l’Etat ou l’organisation internationale auteur de l’objection peut fixer unilatéralement la date d’effet du retrait de l’objection à la réserve), 2.7.7 (Partial withdrawal of an objection/Retrait partiel d’une objection), 2.7.8. Effect of a partial withdrawal of an objection/Effet du retrait partiel d’une objection), 2.7.9 (Prohibition against the widening of the scope of an objection to a reservation/Aggravation d’une objection à une réserve), 2.8 (Forms of acceptance of reservations/Formes d’acceptation des réserves) (A/CN.4/L.733/Add.3 and Corr.1, Add.4 and Corr.1 and Add.5 and Corr.1), as amended.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VII of its report on Responsibility of international organizations and adopted section A and part of section B (A/CN.4/L.734/Rev.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 6 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2993rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2993)

  • Reservations to treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of Chapter VI of its report on Reservations to treaties and adopted section B (A/CN.4/L.733/Add.1), as amended.
  • Responsibility of international organizations
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII of its report on Responsibility of international organizations and adopted the remaining part of section B and section C including the commentary to draft articles 46 (Invocation of responsibility by an injured State or international organization/Invocation de la responsabilité par un Etat lésé ou une organisation internationale lésée), 47 (Notice of claim by an injured State or international organization/Notification par un Etat lésé ou une organisation internationale lésée), 48 (Admissibility of claims/Recevabilité de la demande), 49[48] (Loss of the right to invoke responsibility/Perte du droit d’invoquer la responsabilité), 50[49] (Plurality of injured States or international organizations/Pluralité d’Etats ou organisations internationales lésés), 51 [50] (Plurality of responsible States or international organizations/Pluralité d’Etats ou organisations internationales responsables), 52 [51] (Invocation of responsibility by a State or an international organization other than an injured State or international organization/Invocation de la responsabilité par un Etat ou une organisation internationale autre qu’un Etat lésé ou une organisation internationale lésée) and 53 (Scope of this Chapter/Portée de cette partie) (A/CN.4/L.734/Rev.1, A/CN.4/L.734/Add.1, A/CN.4/L.734/Add.2 and A/CN.4/L.734/Add.2/Corr.1), as amended.
  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter V of its report on Effects of armed conflicts on treaties and adopted sections A, B and part of section C including the commentary to draft articles 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (Use of terms/Définitions), 3 (Non-automatic termination or suspension/Caractère contingent de l’extinction ou de la suspension de l’application) and 4 (Indicia of susceptibility to termination, withdrawal or suspension of treaties/Indices de prédisposition des traités à l’extinction, au retrait d’une partie ou à la suspension de leur application) (A/CN.4/L.732, A/CN.4/L.732/Add.1, A/CN.4/L.732/Add.2 and A/CN.4/L.732/Add.2/Corr.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 6 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2994th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2994)

  • Effects of armed conflicts on treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V of its report on Effects of armed conflicts on treaties and adopted the remaining part of section C including the commentary to draft articles 5 (Operation of treaties on the basis of implication from their subject matter/Application des traités dont la teneur implique qu'ils sont applicables), 6 (Conclusion of treaties during armed conflict/Conclusion de traités pendant un conflit armé), 7 (Express provisions on the operation of treaties/Dispositions expresses sur l’application des traités), 8 (Notification of termination, withdrawal or suspension/Notification de l’extinction, du retrait d’une partie ou de la suspension), 9 (Obligations imposed by international law independently of a treaty/Obligations imposées par le droit international indépendamment d’un traité), 10 (Separability of treaty provisions/Divisibilité des dispositions d’un traité), 11 (Loss of the right to terminate, withdraw from or suspend the operation of a treaty/Perte du droit d’invoquer un motif de mettre fin au traité, de s’en retirer ou d’en suspendre l’application), 12 (Resumption of suspended treaties/Reprise de l’application des traités dont l’application a été suspendue), 13[10] (Effect of the exercise of the right to individual or collective self-defence on a treaty/Effet de l’exercice du droit de légitime défense à titre individuel ou collectif sur un traité), 14 (Decisions of the Security Council/Décisions du Conseil de sécurité), 15 (Prohibition of benefit to an aggressor State/Interdiction de procurer un avantage à un Etat agresseur), 16 (Right and duties arising from the laws of neutrality/Droits et obligations découlant du droit de la neutralité), 17 (Other cases of termination, withdrawal or suspension/Autres cas d’extinction, de retrait ou de suspension) and 18 (Revival of treaty relations subsequent to an armed conflict/Reprise des relations conventionnelles après un conflit armé) (A/CN.4/L.732/Add.2 and A/CN.4/L.732/Add.2/Corr.1), as amended.
  • Expulsion of aliens
    • The Commission adopted Chapter VII of its report on Expulsion of aliens (A/CN.4/L.735 and A/CN.4/L.735/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 7 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2995th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2995)

  • Protection of persons in the event of disasters
    • The Commission adopted Chapter IX of its report on Protection of persons in the event of disasters (A/CN.4/L.736), as amended.
  • The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XI of its report on the obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare), (A/CN.4/L.738 and A/CN.4/L.738/Add.1), as amended.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter X of its report on Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction and adopted section A and part of section B (A/CN.4/L.737 and A/CN.4/L.737/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 7 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2996th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2996)

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter X of its report on Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction and adopted the remaining part of section B (A/CN.4/L.737/Add.1), as amended.
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report related to the topic (A/CN.4/L.728), as amended.
  • Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixtieth session
    • The Commission adopted Chapter II of its report related to the topic (A/CN.4/L.729), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter III of its report related to the topic (A/CN.4/L.730), as amended.

FRIDAY, 8 August 2008
Sixtieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
2997th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.2997)

  • Filling of a casual vacancy
    • The Commission elected Sir Michael Wood (United Kingdom) to fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Ian Brownlie.
  • Other decisions and conclusions
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XII of its report related to the topic (A/CN.4/L.741), as amended.
  • Adoption of the report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the sixtieth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.