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Seventieth Session (2018)

Daily Bulletin

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MONDAY, 30 April 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3390th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3390)

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  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Colombia) as its Chair, Mr. Pavel Šturma (Czech Republic) as the First Vice-Chair, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (Viet Nam) as Second Vice-Chair, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh (Sierra Leone) as Chair of the Drafting Committee, and Ms. Patrícia Galvão Teles (Portugal) as Rapporteur.
  • Programme of work
  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Georg Nolte, introduced his fifth report on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” (A/CN.4/715).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Planning Group, Mr. Pavel Šturma, announced the composition of the Planning Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Pavel Šturma; Members: Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Gilberto Saboia, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Sir Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 1 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3391st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3391)

  • Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission
    • The Commission elected Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov (Russian Federation) to fill the casual vacancy following the resignation of Mr. Roman Anatolyevich Kolodkin.
  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/715).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the membership of the Drafting Committee on “Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)” as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Dire Tladi; Members: Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huikang Huang, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase; Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Sir Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 1 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3392nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3392)

  • Commemoration of the Seventieth anniversary of the Commission
    • The Commission received a briefing on the arrangements for the commemoration of the Commission’s seventieth session.

WEDNESDAY, 2 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3393rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3393)

  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/715).

THURSDAY, 3 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3394th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3394)

  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/715).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Working Group, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, announced the membership of the Working Group on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, as follows: Chair: Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez; Special Rapporteur: Ms. Marja Lehto; Members: Mr. Yacouba Cissé; Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff; Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud; Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Mr. Shinya Murase; Mr. Sean D. Murphy; Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen; Ms. Nilüfer Oral; Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi; Mr. Aniruddha Rajput; Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria; Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia; Sir Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 4 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3395th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3395)

  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/715).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the membership of the Drafting Committee on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties”, as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Georg Nolte; Members: Mr. Yacouba Cissé; Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo; Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff; Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud; Mr. Shinya Murase; Mr. Sean D. Murphy; Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen; Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi; Mr. Park Ki Gab; Mr. Aniruddha Rajput; Mr. August Reinisch; Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria; Mr. Pavel Šturma; Mr. Dire D. Tladi; Mr. Marcelo Vazquez-Bermudez; Sir Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

MONDAY, 7 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3396th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3396)

  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on his fifth report (A/CN.4/715). The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 1 [1a] to 13 [12] to the Drafting Committee.
  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Special Rapporteur, Sir Michael Wood, introduced his fifth report on “Identification of customary international law” (A/CN.4/717). The Secretariat introduced its Memorandum on the “Ways and means for making the evidence of customary international law more readily available” (A/CN.4/710). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic.

TUESDAY, 8 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3397th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3397)

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/717).

WEDNESDAY, 9 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3398th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3398)

  • 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.
  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/717).

THURSDAY, 10 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3399th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3399)

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/717).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Working Group on Long-term programme of work, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, announced the membership of the Working Group on Long-term programme of work, as follows: Chair: Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud; Members: Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernandez, Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilufer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Park Ki Gab; Mr. Aniruddha Rajput; Mr. August Reinisch; Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria; Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Marcelo Vazquez-Bermudez; Sir Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 11 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3400th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3400)

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/717).

FRIDAY, 11 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3401st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3401)

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/717).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the membership of the Drafting Committee on “Identification of customary international law” as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Sir Michael Wood; Members: Mr. Carlos Arguello Gomez, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huikang Huang, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Dire Tladi, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

MONDAY, 14 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3402nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3402)

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on his fifth report (A/CN.4/717). The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 1 to 16 to the Drafting Committee.
    • The Commission decided to establish a Working Group to consider the commentaries to the draft conclusions.
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, introduced his fifth report on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/718). The Secretariat introduced its Memorandum (A/CN.4/707). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic.
  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the interim report of the Drafting Committee on “Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)”. The Commission took note of the interim report.

TUESDAY, 15 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3403rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3403)

  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/718).

WEDNESDAY, 16 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3404th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3404)

  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/718).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Working Group on Identification of customary international law, Mr. Marcelo Vazquez-Bermudez, announced the membership of the Working Group on Identification of customary international law, as follows: Chair: Mr. Marcelo Vazquez-Bermudez; Special Rapporteur: Sir Michael Wood; Members: Mr. Carlos Arguello Gomez, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilufer Oral, Mr. Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Park Ki Gab; Mr. Aniruddha Rajput; Mr. August Reinisch; Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria; Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 17 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3405th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3405)

  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/718).
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Shinya Murase, introduced his fifth report on “Protection of the atmosphere” (A/CN.4/711).

FRIDAY, 18 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3406th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3406)

  • 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 Agreement and Subsequent Practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.907). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft conclusions on second reading: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (General rule and means of treaty interpretation /Règle générale et moyens d’interprétation des traités), 3 (Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice as authentic means of interpretation / Les accords ultérieurs et la pratique ultérieure comme moyens d’interprétation authentiques), 4 (Definition of subsequent agreement and subsequent practice / Définition de l’accord ultérieur et de la pratique ultérieure), 5 (Conduct as subsequent practice / La conduite en tant que pratique ultérieure), 6 (Identification of subsequent agreements and subsequent practice / Identification des accords ultérieurs et de la pratique ultérieure), 7 (Possible effects of subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in interpretation / Effets possibles des accords ultérieurs et de la pratique ultérieure dans le contexte de l’interprétation), 8 (Interpretation of treaty terms as capable of evolving over time / L’interprétation des termes d’un traité comme susceptibles d’évolution dans le temps), 9 (Weight of subsequent agreements and subsequent practice as a means of interpretation / Poids des accords ultérieurs et de la pratique ultérieure comme moyens d’interprétation), 10 (Agreement of the parties regarding the interpretation of a treaty / Accord des parties au sujet de l’interprétation d’un traité), 11 (Decisions adopted within the framework of a Conference of States Parties / Décisions adoptées dans le cadre d’une conférence des parties), 12 (Constituent instruments of international organizations / Actes constitutifs d’organisations internationales), and 13 (Pronouncements of expert treaty bodies/ Prononcés d’organes conventionnels d’experts).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fifth report on the topic (A/CN.4/718).

MONDAY, 21 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3407th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3407)

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  • Commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Commission
    • The Commission held a solemn meeting in commemoration of its seventieth anniversary. Commemorative speeches were delivered by: Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Chair of the International Law Commission; Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Legal Counsel of the United Nations; H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations; H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Chair of the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations; H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations; and H.E. Ms. Jennifer G. Newstead, Legal Adviser of the Department of State of the United States of America. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Nico Schrijver, Leiden Law School.

MONDAY, 21 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3408th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3408)

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  • Commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Commission
    • Following introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Chair of the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Chair of the International Law Commission, two panel discussions were held in commemoration of the Commission’s seventieth anniversary.

TUESDAY, 22 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3409th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3409)

  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on his fifth report (A/CN.4/718). The Commission decided to refer draft guidelines 5 bis, and 8 bis, as well as draft model clauses 1 to 8, to the Drafting Committee, together with draft guidelines 1 to 11 [12], as adopted provisionally in 2017.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the membership of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo; Members: Mr. Carlos J. Argüello Gómez, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Concepción Escobar-Hernandez, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez Mr. Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic (A/CN.4/711).

WEDNESDAY, 23 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3410th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3410)

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic (A/CN.4/711).

THURSDAY, 24 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3411th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3411)

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic (A/CN.4/711).

FRIDAY, 25 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3412th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3412)

  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Identification of customary international law” (A/CN.4/L.908). The Commission considered the report and adopted the following draft conclusions on second reading: 1 (Scope/Portée), 2 (Two constituent elements/Deux éléments constitutifs), 3 (Assessment of evidence for the two constituent elements/Appréciation des moyens permettant d’établir les deux éléments constitutifs), 4 (Requirement of practice/Exigence d’une pratique), 5 (Conduct of the State as State practice/Comportement de l’État en tant que pratique de l’État), 6 (Forms of practice/Formes de pratique), 7 (Assessing a State’s practice/Appréciation de la pratique d’un État), 8 (The practice must be general/La pratique doit être générale), 9 (Requirement of acceptance as law (opinio juris)/Exigence d’une pratique générale acceptée comme étant le droit (opinio juris)), 10 (Forms of evidence of acceptance as law (opinio juris)/Formes de preuve de l’acceptation comme étant le droit (opinio juris)), 11 (Treaties/Traités), 12 (Resolutions of international organizations and intergovernmental conferences/Résolutions d’organisations internationales et de conférences intergouvernementales), 13 (Decisions of courts and tribunals/Décisions de juridictions), 14 (Teachings/Doctrine), 15 (Persistent objector/Objecteur persistant), 16 (Particular customary international law/Droit international coutumier particulier).
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s report on the topic (A/CN.4/711).

TUESDAY, 29 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3413th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3413)

  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on his fifth report (A/CN.4/711). The Commission decided to refer draft guidelines 10 to 12 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the membership of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the atmosphere” as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Shinya Murase; Members: Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez Mr. Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 30 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3414th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3414)

  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).

THURSDAY, 31 May 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3415th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3415)

  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.910). The Commission considered the report and adopted the texts and titles of the following draft guidelines: 6 (Legal effect of provisional application/ Effet juridique de l’application à titre provisoire), 7 (Reservations/ Réserves), 9 (Termination and suspension of provisional application/ Extinction et suspension de l’application à titre provisoire), 10 (Internal law of States and rules of international organizations, and the observance of provisionally applied treaties/ Droit interne des États et règles des organisations internationales, et respect des traités appliqués à titre provisoire), 11 (Provisions of internal law of States and rules of international organizations regarding competence to agree on the provisional application of treaties/ Dispositions du droit interne des États et règles des organisations internationales concernant la compétence de convenir de l’application à titre provisoire des traités), 12 (Agreement to provisional application with limitations deriving from internal law of States and rules of international organizations/ Accord relatif à l’application à titre provisoire avec les limites découlant du droit interne des États et des règles des organisations internationales). The Commission further adopted, on first reading, the entire set of draft guidelines, including the draft guidelines adopted at its sixty-ninth session in 2017, as a whole as the “Guide to Provisional Application of Treaties”. The Commission also took note of the recommendation of the Drafting Committee regarding the draft model clauses proposed by the Special Rapporteur in his fifth report (A/CN.4/718).

FRIDAY, 1 June 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Headquarters in New York
3416th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3416)

  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).

MONDAY, 2 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3417th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3417)

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  • 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.909). The Commission considered the report and adopted the texts and titles of the following draft guidelines: 2 (Scope of the guidelines/Champ d’application des directives) as revised by the Drafting Committee, 10 (Implementation/Mise en œuvre), 11 (Compliance/Contrôle du respect) and 12 (Dispute settlement/Règlement des différends). The Commission further adopted, on first reading, the entire set of draft guidelines, including the draft guidelines adopted at its sixty-eighth (2016) and sixty-ninth (2017) sessions, as a whole as the “Guidelines on Protection of the Atmosphere”.
  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).

TUESDAY, 3 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3418th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3418)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).

TUESDAY, 3 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3419th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3419)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 4 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3420th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3420)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1).
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The President of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Mr. Hernán Salinas, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

WEDNESDAY, 4 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3421st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3421)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s third report on the topic (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1)

THURSDAY, 5 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3422nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3422)

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  • Commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Commission
    • The Commission held a further solemn meeting in commemoration of its seventieth anniversary. Commemorative speeches were delivered by: Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Chair of the International Law Commission; Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, United Nations Legal Counsel; H.E. Ms. Corinne Cicéron Bühler, Director of the Directorate of International Law and Legal Adviser of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland; and Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. A keynote address was delivered by H.E. Mr. Abdulqawi Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice.

THURSDAY, 5 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3423rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3423)

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  • Commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Commission
    • Following introductory remarks by Mr. Georg Nolte, Chair of the Commission at its sixty-ninth session, three panel discussions were held.

FRIDAY, 6 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3424th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3424)

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MONDAY, 9 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3425th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3425)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on his third report (A/CN.4/714 + Corr.1). The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 10 to 23 to the Drafting Committee.

TUESDAY, 10 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3426th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3426)

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  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission considered the report of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” (A/CN.4/L.876), which had been taken note of at the sixty-eighth session, and adopted draft principles: 4 (Measures to enhance the protection of the environment/Mesures visant à améliorer la protection de environnement), 6 (Protection of the environment of indigenous peoples/Protection environnement des peuples autochtones), 7 (Agreements concerning the presence of military forces in relation to armed conflict/Accords relatifs à la présence de forces militaires en rapport  avec des conflits armés), 8 (Peace operations/Opérations de paix), 14 (Peace processes/ Processus de paix), 15 (Post-armed conflict environmental assessments and remedial measures/Evaluations de l’environnement et mesures de remise en état  après un conflit armé), 16 (Remnants of war/Restes de guerre), 17 (Remnants of war at sea/Restes de guerre immergés en mer) and 18 (Sharing and granting access to information/Échange et mise à disposition d’informations).
    • The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Marja Lehto, introduced her first report on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” (A/CN.4/720 + Corr.1). The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report.

WEDNESDAY, 11 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3427th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3427)

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  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/720 + Corr.1).

THURSDAY, 12 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3428th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3428)

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  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/720 + Corr.1).

FRIDAY, 13 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3429th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3429)

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  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/720 + Corr.1).

MONDAY, 16 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3430th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3430)

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  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/720 + Corr.1).

TUESDAY, 17 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3431st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3431)

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  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Special Rapporteur summarized the debate on her third report (A/CN.4/720 + Corr.1). The Commission decided to refer draft principles 19 to 21 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the membership of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Ms. Marja Lehto; Members: Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr, Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Michael Wood and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).
  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Pavel Šturma, introduced his second report on “Succession of states in respect of State responsibility” (A/CN.4/719). The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report.

WEDNESDAY, 18 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3432nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3432)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/719).

THURSDAY, 19 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3433rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3433)

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  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Commission decided to include the topic “General principles of law” in the current programme of work and decided to appoint Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez as Special Rapporteur for the topic.
  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/719).
  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Chair of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) and Director of the Legal Service of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Päivi Kaukoranta, and the Head of the Council of Europe’s Public International Law and Treaty Office Division and Secretary to the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers of Public International Law (CAHDI), Ms. Marta Requena, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

FRIDAY, 20 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3434th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3434)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/719).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Working Group on Methods of work, Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna, announced the membership of the Working Group on Methods of work as follows: Chair: Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna; Members: Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez,  Mr. Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 24 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3435th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3435)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/719). The Rapporteur summed up the debate on his second report. The Commission decided to refer draft articles 5 to 11 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Pavel Šturma; Members: Mr. Carlos J. Argüello Gómez, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Georg Nolte, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles (ex officio).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VII on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted sections A and B (A/CN.4/L.920), as amended.

THURSDAY, 26 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3436th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3436)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the interim report of the Drafting Committee on “Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)” for information.
  • 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” (A/CN.4/L.911). The Commission took note of the report.

FRIDAY, 27 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3437th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3437)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on "Provisional application of treaties" and adopted part of section C including the general commentary and the commentary to draft guideline 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (Purpose/Objet), 3 (General rule/Règle générale) and 4 (Form of agreement/Forme de l’accord) (A/CN.4/L.920 and A/CN.4/L.920/Add.l), as amended.

MONDAY, 30 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3438th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3438)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, introduced her sixth report on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/722). The Commission commenced its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report.

TUESDAY, 31 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3439th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3439)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/722).

TUESDAY, 31 July 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3440th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3440)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/722).
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted a further part of section C including the commentary to draft guideline 5 (Commencement of provisional application/Prise d’effet de l’application à titre provisoire), 6 (Legal effect of provisional application/Effet juridique de l’application à titre provisoire), 7 (Reservations/Réserves) and 8 (Responsibility for breach/Responsabilité en cas de violation) (A/CN.4/L.920/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 2 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3441st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3441)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted the remaining part of section C including the commentary to draft guidelines 9 (Termination and suspension of provisional application/Extinction et suspension de l’application à titre provisoire), 10 (Internal law of States and rules of international organizations, and the observance of provisionally applied treaties/Droit interne des États et règles des organisations internationales, et le respect des traités appliqués à titre provisoire), 11 (Provisions of internal law of States and rules of international organizations regarding competence to agree on the provisional application of treaties/Dispositions du droit interne des États et règles des organisations internationales concernant la compétence de convenir de l’application à titre provisoire des traités) and 12 (Agreement to provisional application with limitations deriving from internal law of States and rules of international organizations/Accord relatif à l’application à titre provisoire avec les limites découlant du droit interne des États et des règles des organisations internationales), (A/CN.4/L.920/Add.1), as amended.
  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter V on “Identification of customary international law” and adopted sections A, B and part of section E including the general commentary and the commentary to draft conclusions 1 (Scope/Portée), 2 (Two constituent elements/Deux éléments constitutifs), 3 (Assessment of evidence for the two constituent elements/Appréciation des moyens permettant d’établir les deux éléments constitutifs), 4 (Requirement of practice/Exigence d’une pratique) and 5 (Conduct of the State as State practice/ Comportement de l’État en tant que pratique de l’État), (A/CN.4/L.918 and A/CN.4/L.918/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 2 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3442nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3442)

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  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Identification of customary international law” and adopted a further part of section E including the commentary to draft conclusions 6 (Forms of practice/Formes de pratique), 7 (Assessing a State’s practice/Appréciation de la pratique d’un État), 8 (The practice must be general/La pratique doit être générale ), 9 (Requirement of acceptance as law (opinio juris)/Exigence d’une pratique générale acceptée comme étant le droit (opinio juris)) and 10 (Forms of evidence of acceptance as law (opinio juris)/Formes de preuve de l’acceptation comme étant le droit (opinio juris)), (A/CN.4/L.918 and A/CN.4/L.918/Add.1), as amended.

FRIDAY, 3 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3443rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3443)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the interim report of the Drafting Committee on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” for information.
  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Identification of customary international law” and adopted the remaining part of section E including the commentary to draft conclusions 11 (Treaties/Traités), 12 (Resolutions of international organizations and intergovernmental conferences/Résolutions d’organisations internationales et de conférences intergouvernementales), 13 (Decisions of courts and tribunals/Décisions de juridictions), 14 (Teachings/Doctrine), 15 (Persistent objector/Objecteur persistant), 16 (Particular customary international law/Droit international coutumier particulier) (A/CN.4/L.918 and A/CN.4/L.918/Add.1), as amended.

MONDAY, 6 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3444th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3444)

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  • Identification of customary international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Identification of customary international law” and adopted sections C and D (A/CN.4/L.918), as amended.
  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter IV on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted sections A, B and part of section E including the general commentary and the commentary to draft conclusions 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (General rule and means of treaty interpretation/Règle générale et moyens d’interprétation des traités) and 3 (Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice as authentic means of interpretation/Les accords ultérieurs et la pratique ultérieure comme moyens d’interprétation authentiques) (A/CN.4/L.917 and A/CN.4/L.917/Add.1), as amended.

MONDAY, 6 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3445th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3445)

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  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted a further part of section E including the commentary to draft conclusion 4 (Definition of subsequent agreement and subsequent practice/Définition de l’accord ultérieur et de la pratique ultérieure) (A/CN.4/L.917/Add.1), as amended.

TUESDAY, 7 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3446th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3446)

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  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted a further part of section E including the commentary to draft conclusions 5 (Conduct as subsequent practice/La conduite en tant que pratique ultérieure) and 6 (Identification of subsequent agreements and subsequent practice/Identification des accords ultérieurs et de la pratique ultérieure), (ACN.4/L.917/Add.1), as amended.

TUESDAY, 7 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3447th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3447)

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  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted a further part of section E including the commentary to draft conclusions 7 (Possible effects of subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in interpretation/Effets possibles des accords ultérieurs et de la pratique ultérieure dans le contexte de l’interprétation), 8 (Interpretation of treaty terms as capable of evolving over time/L’interprétation des termes d’un traité comme susceptibles d’évolution dans le temps), 9 (Weight of subsequent agreements and subsequent practice as a means of interpretation/Poids des accords ultérieurs et de la pratique ultérieure comme moyens d’interprétation), 10 (Agreement of the parties regarding the interpretation of a treaty/Accord des parties au sujet de l’interprétation d’un traité), 11 (Decisions adopted within the framework of a Conference of States Parties/Décisions adoptées dans le cadre d’une conférence des Parties) and 12 (Constituent instruments of international organizations/Actes constitutifs d’organisations internationales) (A/CN.4/L.917 and A/CN.4/L.917/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 8 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3448th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3448)

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  • Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” and adopted sections C, D and the remaining part of section E including the commentary to draft conclusion 13 (Pronouncements of expert treaty bodies/Prononcés d’organes conventionnels d’experts), (A/CN.4/L.917 and A/CN.4/L.917/Add.1), as amended.
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VI on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted sections A, B and part of section C including the general commentary and commentary to preamble (A/CN.4/L.919 and A/CN.4/L.919/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 8 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3449th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3449)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted a further part of section C including the commentary to draft guidelines 1 (Use of terms/Définitions), 2 (Scope of guidelines/Champ d’application des directives), 3 (Obligation to protect the atmosphere/Obligation de protéger l’atmosphère), 4 (Environmental impact assessment/Évaluation de l’impact sur l’environnement), 5 (Sustainable utilization of the atmosphere/Utilisation durable de l’atmosphère), 6 (Equitable and reasonable utilization of the atmosphere/Utilisation équitable et raisonnable de l’atmosphère), 7 (Intentional large-scale modification of the atmosphere/Modification intentionnelle à grande échelle de l’atmophère), 8 [5] (International cooperation/Coopération internationale), 9 (Interrelationship among relevant rules/Relation entre règles pertinentes) and 10 (Implementation/Mise en œuvre) (A/CN.4/L.919 and A/CN.4/L.919/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 9 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3450th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3450)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted the remaining part of section C including the commentary to draft guideline 12 (Dispute settlement/Règlement des différends) (A/CN.4/L.919/Add.1), as amended.
  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VIII on “Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)" and adopted section A and part of section B (A/CN.4/L.921), as amended.

THURSDAY, 9 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3451st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3451)

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  • Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VIII on “Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens) and adopted the remaining section B (A/CN.4/L.921), as amended.
  • Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
    • The Commission considered Chapter IX on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” and adopted sections A, B and section C including the commentary to draft principles 4 (Measures to enhance the protection of the environment/Mesures visant à améliorer la protection de l’environnement), 6 (Protection of environment of indigenous peoples/Protection de l’environnement des peuples autochtones), 7 (Agreements concerning the presence of military forces in relation to armed conflict/Accords relatifs à la presence de forces militaires en rapport avec des conflits armés), 8 (Peace operations/Opérations de paix), 14 (Peace processes/Processus de paix), 15 (Post-armed conflict environmental assessments and remedial measures/Évaluations de l’environnement et mesures de remise en état après un conflit armé), 16 (Remnants of war/Restes de guerre), 17 (Remnants of war at sea/Restes de guerre immergés en mer), 18 (Sharing and granting access to information/Échange et mise à disposition d’informations), (A/CN.4/L.922 and A/CN.4/L.922/Add.1), as amended.
  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission adopted Chapter X of its report on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” (A/CN.4/L.923), as amended.
  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commissions
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter XIII of its report on “Other decisions and conclusions of the Commissions” and adopted sections A, B, C, D and part of section E (A/CN.4/L.913), as amended.

FRIDAY, 10 August 2018
Seventieth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3452nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3452)

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  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commissions
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter XIII of its report on “Other decisions and conclusions of the Commissions” and adopted the remaining part of section E, and sections F and G (A/CN.4/L.913), as amended.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XI of its report on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/L.924), as amended.
  • Commemoration on the seventieth anniversary of the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter XII of its report on “Commemoration on the seventieth anniversary of the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.912), as amended.
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I of its report on “Introduction” (A/CN.4/L.914), as amended.
  • Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventieth session
    • The Commission adopted Chapter II of its report on “Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventieth session” (A/CN.4/L.915), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter III of its report on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.916), as amended.
  • Adoption of the report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the seventieth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.