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Last update: May 14, 2018

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).

Registration information

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

Visit of the United Nations Legal Counsel

The United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, made a statement at the 3398th meeting, held on 9 May 2018, 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.

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.