International Law Commission International Law Commission

Last update: March 23, 2017

Sixty-seventh Session (2015)

Daily Bulletin

Note: Audio works best with Chrome and the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

MONDAY, 4 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3244th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3244)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Mr. Narinder Singh (India) as its Chair, Mr. Amos S. Wako (Kenya) as the First Vice-Chair, Mr. Pavel Sturma (Czech Republic) as Second Vice-Chair, Mr. Mathias Forteau (France) as Chair of the Drafting Committee, and Mr. Marcelo Vazquez-Bermudez (Ecuador) as Rapporteur.
  • Programme of Work
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Shinya Murase, introduced his second report on the topic (A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur's second report.

TUESDAY, 5 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3245th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3245)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Visit of the United Nations Legal Counsel
    • The United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, 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.
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1).
  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • In the absence of the Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Dire D. Tladi announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Identification of customary international law” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Michael Wood; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huang Huikang, Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 6 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3246th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3246)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1).

THURSDAY, 7 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3247th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3247)

Audio: morning Listen to audio | afternoon Listen to audio

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1).

FRIDAY, 8 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3248th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3248)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission
    • The Commission elected Mr. Roman Anatolyevich Kolodkin (Russian Federation) to fill the casual vacancy following the resignation of Mr. Kirill Gevorgian.
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1).
  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Planning Group announced the composition of the Planning Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Amos S. Wako; Members: Mr. Lucius Caflisch, Mr. Pedro Comissário Afonso, Mr. Abdelrazag El-Murtadi Suleiman Gouider, Ms. Concepcíón Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Ahmed Laraba, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Bernd H. Niehaus, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire Tladi, Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Mr. Michael Wood; and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio)

TUESDAY, 12 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3249th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3249)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate on his second report. The Commission decided to refer draft guidelines 1, 2, 3 and 5 to the Drafting Committee with the understanding that draft guideline 3 be considered as part of a preamble. The Special Rapporteur proposed to defer the referral by the Commission of draft guideline 4 to the Drafting Committee to the next session.
  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Study Group on the Most-Favoured-Nation clause announced the composition of the Study Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Donald M. McRae; Members: Mr. Lucius Caflisch, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Maurice Kamto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Michael Wood; and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 13 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3250th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3250)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Secretary-General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, Mr. Rahmat Mohamad, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Michael Wood, introduced his third report on the topic (A/CN.4/682).
  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the atmosphere” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Shinya Murase; Members: Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Maurice Kamto, Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 15 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3251st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3251)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/682).

TUESDAY, 19 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3252nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3252)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/682).

WEDNESDAY, 20 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3253rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3253)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/682).

THURSDAY, 21 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3254th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3254)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/682). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate on his third report. The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 3, 4 and 11 to 16 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, introduced his first report on the topic (A/CN.4/680 + Corr.1).

FRIDAY, 22 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3255th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3255)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/680 + Corr.1).

TUESDAY, 26 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3256th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3256)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/680 + Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 27 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3257th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3257)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Commission decided to include the topic “Jus cogens“ in the current programme of work and decided to appoint Mr. Dire D. Tladi as Special Rapporteur for the topic.
  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/680).
  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Crimes against humanity” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur: Sean D. Murphy; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Maurice Kamto, Mr Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Amos S. Wako, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 28 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3258th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3258)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission continued and concluded its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/680 + Corr.1). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate on his first report. The Commission decided to refer draft articles 1 and 2 to the Drafting Committee taking into account the observations and comments made during the debate.

FRIDAY, 29 May 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3259th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3259)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in relation to the interpretation of Treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Georg Nolte, introduced his third report on the topic (A/CN.4/683). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report.

TUESDAY, 2 June 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3260th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3260)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on Protection of the atmosphere (A/CN.4/L.851). The Commission considered the report and adopted the preambular paragraphs and the following draft guidelines, as orally revised: 1 (Use of terms/Définition), 2 (Scope of the guidelines/Champ d’application des directives) and 5 (International cooperation/Coopération internationale).
      • Statement of the Chair of the Drafting Committee
  • Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in relation to the interpretation of Treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/683).

WEDNESDAY, 3 June 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3261st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3261)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in relation to the interpretation of Treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/683).
  • Programme, Procedures, Working Methods of the Commission and its Documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Georg Nolte; Members: Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 4 June 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3262nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3262)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in relation to the interpretation of Treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report (A/CN.4/683). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate. The Commission decided to refer draft conclusion 11 to the Drafting Committee

FRIDAY, 5 June 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3263rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3263)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Crimes against humanity" (A/CN.4/L.853). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate. The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft articles, as orally revised: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (General obligation/Obligation générale), 3 (Definition of crimes against humanity/Définition des crimes contre l’humanité) and 4 (Obligation of prevention/Obligation de prévention).
      • Statement of the Chair of the Drafting Committee

MONDAY, 6 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3264th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3264)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • The Most-Favoured-Nation clause
    • The Chair of the Study Group on the Most-Favoured-Nation clause, Mr. Donald M. McRae, introduced the final report of the Study Group on the topic (A/CN.4/L.852).
  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, introduced her second report on the topic (A/CN.4/685). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report.

TUESDAY, 7 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3265th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3265)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Vice-President of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Mr. Carlos Mata Prates, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/685).

WEDNESDAY, 8 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3266th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3266)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.854). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft conclusion: 11 (Constituent instruments of international organizations/Actes constitutifs d’organisations internationales).
      • Statement of the Chair of the Drafting Committee
  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/685).

THURSDAY, 9 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3267th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3267)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/685).

FRIDAY, 10 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3268th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3268)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Chair of the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), Mr. Paul Rietjens, and the Head of Public International Law Division and Treaty Office of the Directorate of Legal Advice and Public International Law, Ms. Marta Requena, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/685).

TUESDAY, 14 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3269th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3269)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/685). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate. The Commission decided to refer the draft principles and the preamble to the Drafting Committee, with the understanding that the “Use of terms” provision would be before the Committee to assist consideration of the other draft provisions.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur: Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Gilberto V. Saboia, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, introduced his third report on the topic (A/CN.4/687). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report.

WEDNESDAY, 15 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3270th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3270)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/687).

THURSDAY, 16 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3271st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3271)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair announced the composition of the Informal consultations on “Jus cogens” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Dire D. Tladi; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson, Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Gilberto V. Saboia, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, introduced her fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686).

TUESDAY, 21 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3272nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3272)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Visit of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    • The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686).

TUESDAY, 21 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3273rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3273)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686)

WEDNESDAY, 22 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3274th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3274)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Visit of the President of the International Court of Justice
    • The President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Ronny Abraham, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686)

WEDNESDAY, 22 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3275th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3275)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686)

THURSDAY, 23 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3276th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3276)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Representatives of the African Union Commission on International Law, Mr. Solo Kholisani and Mr. Ebenezer Appreku, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686)

THURSDAY, 23 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3277th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3277)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686)
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/687).
  • The Most-Favoured-Nation clause
    • The Commission received and considered the report of the Study Group (A/CN.4/L.852) together with appropriate recommendations and concluded the work on the topic.

FRIDAY, 24 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3278th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3278)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/686). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate.  The Commission decided to refer draft articles 2 (f) and 6 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández; Members: Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson,  Mr. Maurice Kamto, Mr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae,      Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Gilberto V. Saboia, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Amos S. Wako, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/687).

TUESDAY, 28 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3279th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3279)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/687). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate. The Commission decided to refer draft guidelines 1 to 6 to the Drafting Committee.

WEDNESDAY, 29 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3280th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3280)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the interim report of the Drafting Committee on “Identification of customary international law” (A/CN.4/L.869).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mathias Forteau; Special Rapporteur:  Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Maurice Kamto, Mr. Roman A. Kolodkin, Mr. Donald M. McRae,   Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Michael Wood, and Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 30 July 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3281st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3281)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”.  The Commission took note of the report (A/CN.4/L.870).

MONDAY, 3 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3282nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3282)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VI of its report on “Crimes against humanity” and adopted sections A, B and part of C including the commentary to draft articles 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (General obligation/Obligation générale) and 3 (Definition of crimes against humanity/Définition des crimes contre l’humanité) (A/CN.4/L.860 and A/CN.4/L.860/Add.1), as amended.

MONDAY, 3 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3283rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3283)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI of its report on “Crimes against humanity” and adopted a further part of section C including the commentary to draft article  4 (Obligation of prevention/Obligation de prévention) (A/CN.4/L.860/Add.1), as amended.

TUESDAY, 4 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3284th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3284)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction”. The Commission took note of the report (A/CN.4/L.865).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the interim report of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties”.
  • Crimes against humanity
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI of its report on “Crimes against humanity” and adopted the remaining part of section C including the commentary to draft article 4 (Obligation of prevention/Obligation de prévention) (A/CN.4/L.860/Add.1), as amended.
  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practic in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VII of its report on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted sections A, B and part of C including the commentary to draft conclusion 11 (Constituent instruments of international organizations/Actes constitutifs d’organisations internationales) (A/CN.4/L.861 and A/CN.4/L.861/Add.1), as amended.

TUESDAY, 4 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3285th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3285)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practic in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII of its report on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted a further part of section C including the commentary to draft conclusion 11 (Constituent instruments of international organizations/) (A/CN.4/L.861/Add.1), as amended.
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter IV of its report on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted section A (A/CN.4/L.858), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 5 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3286th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3286)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV of its report on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted section B and part of section C including the General commentary (A/CN.4/L.858 and A/CN.4/L.858/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 5 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3287th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3287)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Report of the Planning Group
    • Mr. Sturma, on behalf of the Chair of the Planning Group, introduced the report of the Planning Group (A/CN.4/L.868). The Commission adopted the recommendations contained in the report of the Planning Group, as amended. The Commission took note of the report of the Planning Group.
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV of its report on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted a further part of section C including the commentary to draft guidelines 1 (Use of terms/Définitions) and 2 (Scope of the guidelines/Champ d’application des directives) (A/CN.4/L.858/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 6 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3288th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3288)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV of its report on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted the remaining part of section C including the commentary to draft guideline 5 (International cooperation/Coopération internationale) (A/CN.4/L.858/Add.1), as amended.
  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII of its report on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted the remaining part of section C including the commentary to draft conclusion 11 (Constituent instruments of international organizations/Actes constitutifs d’organisations internationales) (A/CN.4/L.861/Add.1), as amended.
  • The Most-Favoured-Nation clause
    • The Commission adopted the Chapter of its report on “The Most-Favoured-Nation clause” (A/CN.4/L.866), as amended. The Commission commended the final report of the Study Group to the attention of the General Assembly and encouraged its widest possible dissemination. The Commission also adopted the summary conclusions contained in the final report of the Study Group.
  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter V of its report on “Identification of customary international law” and adopted section A and part of Section B (A/CN.4/L.859), as amended.

THURSDAY, 6 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3289th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3289)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V of its report on “Identification of customary international law” and adopted the remaining part of Section B (A/CN.4/L.859), as amended.
  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission adopted Chapter VIII of its report on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” (A/CN.4/L.862), as amended.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter IX 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.863 and A/CN.4/L.863/Add.1), as amended.
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report on Introduction (A/CN.4/L.855), as amended.
  • Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixty-seventh session
    • The Commission adopted Chapter II of its report on the Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixty-seventh session (A/CN.4/L.856), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter III of its report on Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission (A/CN.4/L.857).

FRIDAY, 7 August 2015
Sixty-seventh session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3290th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3290)

Audio: Listen to audio

  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IX of its report on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” and adopted the remaining part of section B (A/CN.4/L.863/Add.1), as amended.
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission adopted Chapter X of its report on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.864), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter III of its report on Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission and adopted sections A, B, C, D and E (A/CN.4/L.857), as amended.
  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XII of its report on Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission (A/CN.4/L.867 and A/CN.4/L.867/Add.1), as amended.
  • Adoption of the Report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the sixty-seventh session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.