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Sixtieth Session (2008)

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

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A/CN.4/587 Provisional agenda for the sixtieth session
A/CN.4/588 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly, during its sixty-second session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/589 + Corr.1 Fourth report on the effects of armed conflicts on treaties by Mr. Ian Brownlie, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/590 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Protection of persons in the event of disasters: Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/591 Fifth report on shared natural resources: transboundary groundwaters, by Mr. Chusei Yamada, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/592 + Add.1 Effects of armed conflicts on treaties: Comments and observations received from international organizations. Additional materials provided by the European Commission, not included in document A/CN.4/592: Study Group report and Communication regarding cooperation with ACP countries involved in armed conflicts
A/CN.4/593 + Add.1 Responsibility of international organizations: Comments and observations received from international organizations
A/CN.4/594 Fourth report on the Expulsion of aliens by Mr. Maurice Kamto, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/595 + Add.1 Shared natural resources:comments and observations by Governments on the draft articles on the law of transboundary aquifers
A/CN.4/596 + Corr.1 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction: Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/597 Sixth report on responsibility of international organizations, by Mr. Giorgio Gaja, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/598 Preliminary report on the protection of persons in the event of disasters, by Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/599 The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare): Comments and information received from Governments
A/CN.4/600 Thirteenth report on reservations to treaties, by Mr. Alain Pellet, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/601 Preliminary report on immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, by Mr. Roman Anatolevich Kolodkin, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/602 + Add.1 Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission: Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/603 Third report on the obligation to extradite or prosecute (“aut dedere aut judicare”) by Zdzislaw Galicki, Special Rapporteur

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.721 Note by the Chairperson of the Working Group on effects of armed conflicts on treaties
A/CN.4/L.722 Shared natural resources:Note on a preamble by the Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.723 + Corr.1 + Corr.2 + Corr.3 Reservations to Treaties: Titles and Texts of the Draft Guidelines adopted by the Drafting Committee on 7, 9, 13, 14, 16 And 28 May 2008
A/CN.4/L.724 The law of transboundary aquifers : Title and texts of the preamble and draft articles 1 to 19 on the law of transboundary aquifers, adopted by the Drafting Committee on 2nd reading
A/CN.4/L.725 + Add.1 Responsibility of international organizations: Titles and texts of articles 46, 47, 48, 49 [48], 50 [49], 51 [50], 52 [51] and 53, provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 May 2008
A/CN.4/L.726 Effects of armed conflicts on treaties: report of the Working Group
A/CN.4/L.727/Rev.1 + Rev.1/Add.1 Effects of armed conflicts on treaties: Texts of draft articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 [5 bis],1 7 [5], 8, 9 [8 bis], 10 [8 ter], 11 [8 quater], 12 [9], 13 [10], 14 [11], 15, 16 [12], 17 [13], 18 [14] provisionally adopted on first reading by the Drafting Committee on 4 June 2008
A/CN.4/L.728 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. I
A/CN.4/L.729 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. II
A/CN.4/L.730 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. IIII
A/CN.4/L.731 + Add.1 + Add.2 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. IV
A/CN.4/L.732 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.2/Corr.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. V
A/CN.4/L.733 + Corr.1 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 + Add.3/Corr.1 + Add.4 + Add.4/Corr.1 + Add.5 + Add.5/Corr.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. VI
A/CN.4/L.734/Rev.1 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.2/Corr.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. VII
A/CN.4/L.735 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. VIII
A/CN.4/L.736 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. IX
A/CN.4/L.737 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. X
A/CN.4/L.738 + Add.1 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. XI
A/CN.4/L.739 + Corr.1 Reservations to Treaties: Text of draft guidelines 2.6.5, 2.6.11, 2.6.12 and 2.8 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 5 June 2008
A/CN.4/L.740 Reservations to Treaties: Text of draft guidelines 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.8.3, 2.8.4, 2.8.5, 2.8.6, 2.8.7, 2.8.8, 2.8.9, 2.8.10, 2.8.11 and 2.8.12 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 7, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 22 July 2008
A/CN.4/L.741 Draft Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Sixtieth Session — Chap. XII
A/CN.4/L.742 Report of the Planning Group

Summary Records

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A/CN.4/SR.2956 Summary record of the 2956th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2957 Summary record of the 2957th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2958 Summary record of the 2958th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2959 Summary record of the 2959th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2960 Summary record of the 2960th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2961 Summary record of the 2961st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2962 Summary record of the 2962nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2963 Summary record of the 2963rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2964 Summary record of the 2964th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2965 Summary record of the 2965th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2966 Summary record of the 2966th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2967 Summary record of the 2967th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2968 Summary record of the 2968th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2969 Summary record of the 2969th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2970 Summary record of the 2970th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2971 Summary record of the 2971st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2972 Summary record of the 2972nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2973 Summary record of the 2973rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2974 Summary record of the 2974th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2975 Summary record of the 2975th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2976 Summary record of the 2976th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2977 Summary record of the 2977th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2978 Summary record of the 2978th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2979 Summary record of the 2979th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2980 Summary record of the 2980th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2981 Summary record of the 2981st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2982 Summary record of the 2982nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2983 Summary record of the 2983rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2984 Summary record of the 2984th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2985 Summary record of the 2985th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2986 Summary record of the 2986th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2987 Summary record of the 2987th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2988 Summary record of the 2988th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2989 Summary record of the 2989th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2990 Summary record of the 2990th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2991 Summary record of the 2991st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2992 Summary record of the 2992nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2993 Summary record of the 2993rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2994 Summary record of the 2994th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2995 Summary record of the 2995th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2996 Summary record of the 2996th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.2997 Summary record of the 2997th meeting

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