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Last update: May 23, 2017

Sixty-ninth Session (2017)

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/140 of 13 December 2016, the International Law Commission will hold its sixty-ninth session at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 1 May to 2 June and from 3 July to 4 August 2017 (10 weeks).

Topics to be considered in 2017*

Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction (Summary | Analytical Guide)

See also: Comments by Governments

Provisional application of treaties (Summary | Analytical Guide)

At its 3349th meeting, held on 2 May 2017, the Commission decided to reconvene the Drafting Committee on the topic, in order to consider the proposals of the Special Rapporteur left over from the sixty-eighth session. The Commission further decided to refer draft guidelines 1 to 4 and 6 to 9, which the Commission had taken note of in 2016, to the Drafting Committee, with a view to having a consolidated text prepared. At the 3357th meeting, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee introduced the report of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.895). The Commission considered the report and adopted draft guidelines 1 to 4 and 6 to 12.

Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Protection of the atmosphere (Summary | Analytical Guide)

The Commission considered the fourth report (A/CN.4/705 + Corr.1) of the Special Rapporteur on the topic, Mr. Shinya Murase, from its 3355th to 3359th meetings, held from 10 to 17 May 2017. The Commission subsequently decided to refer draft guidelines 9 to 12, as proposed by the Special Rapporteur, to the Drafting Committee, taking into account the views expressed during the debate on the fourth report.

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See also: Comments by Governments

Crimes against humanity (Summary | Analytical Guide)

The Commission considered the third report (A/CN.4/704) of the Special Rapporteur on the topic, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, from its 3348th to 3354th meetings, held from 1 to 9 May 2017. The Commission subsequently decided to refer draft articles 11 to 17 and the preamble, as proposed by the Special Rapporteur, to the Drafting Committee, taking into account the views expressed during the debate on the third report

See also: Comments by Governments

Jus Cogens (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Succession of States in respect of State responsibility (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Cooperation with other bodies

Other business

Date and place of the seventieth session

* In accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/140 of 13 December 2016, the topics “Identification of customary international law” and “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to interpretation of treaties” are scheduled to be considered next at the seventieth session in 2018.