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Last update: January 22, 2018

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Seventieth Session (2018)

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/116 of 7 December 2017, the International Law Commission will hold its seventieth session at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 30 April to 1 June 2018 and at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2 July to 10 August 2018 (11 weeks).

Topics to be considered in 2018*

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

Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Provisional application of treaties (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Identification of customary international law (Summary | Analytical Guide)

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

Protection of the atmosphere (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens) (Summary | Analytical Guide)

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

Commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Commission

See: Seventieth Anniversary of the International Law Commission webpage.

Cooperation with other bodies

Other business

Date and place of the seventy-first session

* In accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/116 of 7 December 2017, the topic “Crimes against humanity” is scheduled to be considered next at the seventy-first session in 2019.