Legal Publications

Legal publications and related documents

Yearbook of the International Law Commission

The Yearbook of the International Law Commission, which is published annually, is the authoritative source of the documentation of the Commission, including the summary records of its annual sessions, the principal documents (studies, Special Rapporteur reports, and other documents) considered by it at each session, as well as its annual report to the General Assembly.

United Nations Juridical Yearbook

Since 1963, the Secretary-General has published, on an annual basis, a Juridical Yearbook which includes documentary materials of a legal character concerning the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations.

Reports of International Arbitral Awards

The Reports of International Arbitral Awards provide a systematic collection of International arbitral and judicial awards which are of considerable importance as a "subsidiary means for the determination of the rules of law" as provided in Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and for the progressive development of international law.

United Nations Legislative Series

The Legislative Series addresses a broad range of special topics of general interest relating, inter alia, to the law of the sea, the law of treaties, nationality, diplomatic and consular law, international organizations, State succession, non-navigational uses of international watercourses, jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, the multilateral treaty-making process as well as the prevention and suppression of international terrorism. The legal materials contained in this series have included not only national legislation but also treaties, judicial decisions, diplomatic correspondence and other relevant materials depending on the topic.

Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice

This publication provides a compilation of summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders delivered by the Permanent Court of International Justice, in all the official languages of the United Nations, aimed at increasing public awareness of the work of the Court and facilitating access to its jurisprudence.

Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice

This publication provides a compilation of summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders delivered by the International Court of Justice, in all the official languages of the United Nations, aimed at increasing public awareness of the work of the Court and facilitating access to its jurisprudence.

Proceedings of Diplomatic Conferences

The official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly.

UNCITRAL Yearbook

The UNCITRAL Yearbook is a compilation of all substantive documents related to the work of the Commission and its Working Groups. The Yearbook provides a complete annual record of travaux préparatoires for texts formulated by the Commission. It includes the Report of the Commission, selected General Assembly resolutions, studies and reports of working groups, and studies and drafts prepared by the Secretariat, as well as Bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL.  The Yearbook is published in English, French, Russian and Spanish. 

UNCITRAL publications

The UNCITRAL secretariat undertakes the production (in both paper and electronic versions) of a number of publications relating to the work of UNCITRAL. Among them are the UNCITRAL Yearbook, booklets reproducing UNCITRAL texts, explanatory notes and other official documents, official records of diplomatic conferences at which conventions were adopted and proceedings of various congresses and colloquiums held by UNCITRAL.

Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs

The Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs contains analytical studies of the decisions of the principal organs of the United Nations under each of the Articles of the Charter of the United Nations, prepared by the Secretariat.  The publication provides a comprehensive summary of the decisions of United Nations Organs, together with review of related material, organized by Charter Articles, and presented in such a way as to throw light on questions of application and interpretation of the Charter which have arisen in practice.

Repertoire of Practice of the Security Council

The Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council serves as an institutional memory of the evolving practice of the Council on constitutional, procedural and substantive matters. It presents in a comprehensive fashion the Council’s interpretation and application of the UN Charter and its own Provisional Rules of Procedure. The publication also provides a summary, by agenda item, of the Council’s peace and security activities. Although mandated by the General Assembly in 1952 (GA resolution 686 (VII)), the Repertoire and its Supplements covers the practice of the Council since its inception in 1946.

The International Law Handbook: Collection of instruments 

The International Law Handbook is a four volume publication containing a collection of the core international law instruments intended for distribution to academic institutions and Government training centres in developing countries as well as for teaching the seminars that comprise the standard curriculum for all training courses in international law organized by the Codification Division.

Books

International Law as Language for International Relations, 1996

Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, 1992

International Law on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century: Views from the International Law Commission, 1997

Making Better International Law: the ILC at 50, 1998

Collection of Essays by Legal Advisers of States, 1999

The International Law Commission Fifty Years After: An Evaluation, 2000

Historical Review of Developments relating to Aggression, 2003

 

General Assembly resolutions
2017 (Res. 72/115):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2016 (Res. 71/139):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2015 (Res. 70/116):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2014 (Res. 69/117):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2013 (Res. 68/110):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2012 (Res. 67/91):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2011 (Res. 66/97):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2010 (Res. 65/25):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2009 (Res. 64/113):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2007 (Res. 62/62):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2005 (Res. 60/19):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2003 (Res. 58/73):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2001 (Res. 56/77):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1999 (Res. 54/102):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1997 (Res. 52/152):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1995 (Res. 50/43):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1993 (Res. 48/29):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1991 (Res. 46/50):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1989 (Res. 44/28):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1987 (Res. 42/148):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1985 (Res. 40/66):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1983 (Res. 38/129):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1981 (Res. 36/108):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1979 (Res. 34/144):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1977 (Res. 32/146):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1975 (Res. 3502 XXX):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1973 (Res. 3106 XXVIII):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1971 (Res. 2838 XXVI):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1970 (Res. 2698 XXV):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1969 (Res. 2550 XXIV):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1968 (Res. 2464 XXIII):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1967 (Res. 313 XXII):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1966 (Res. 2204 XXI):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1965 (Res. 2099 XX):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1963 (Res. 1968 XVIII):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1962 (Res. 1816 XVII):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
Reports
Secretary-General Reports
2017 Report (A/72/517):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2017 Report (A/72/517/Corr.1):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2016 Report (A/71/432):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2015 Report (A/70/423):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2014 Report (A/69/516):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2014 Report (A/69/516/Add.1):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2013 Report (A/68/521):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2012 Report (A/67/518):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2011 Report (A/66/505):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2010 Report (A/65/514):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2009 Report (A/64/495):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2007 Report (A/62/503):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2005 Report (A/60/441):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2003 Report (A/58/446):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
2001 Report (A/56/484):
(E, F, S, R, A)
1999 Report (A/54/515):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1997 Report (A/52/524):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1995 Report (A/50/726):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1993 Report (A/48/580):
(E, F, S, R, C)
1991 Report (A/46/610):
(E, F, S, R, C, A)
1989 Report (A/44/712):
(E, S)
1987 Report (A/42/718):
( E )
1985 Report (A/40/893)
1983 Report (A/38/546)
1981 Report (A/36/633)
1979 Report (A/34/693)
1977 Report (A/32/326)
1975 Report (A/10332)
1973 Report (A/9242)
1971 Report (A/8508)
1970 Report (A/8130)
1969 Report (A/7740)
1968 Report (A/7305)
1967 Report (A/6816)
1966 Report (A/6492)