International Law Commission International Law Commission

Last update: May 25, 2023

Analytical Guide to the Work of the International Law Commission

Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties*

* At its seventy-fourth session, in 2023, the Commission decided to change the title of the topic from “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties” to “Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties”.

See also: Summary | Texts and Instruments

Mandate

Studies undertaken by the Secretariat and Reports of the Secretary-General

None

Reports of the Working Group or Sub-Committee

None

Reports of the Special Rapporteur

  • Discussion on the scope and outcome of the topic, as well as definitional issues. Consideration of previous work of the Commission relevant to the topic and of other international bodies. Discussion of the programme of work. Proposal for two draft guidelines: one on the scope of the draft guidelines and the other on use of terms.
    • First report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. August Reinisch (74th session of the ILC (2023))

Reports of the Drafting Committee

  • 74th session of the International Law Commission (2023)
    • Titles and texts of draft guidelines 1 and 2 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee
    • Statement of the Chair of the Drafting Committee

Comments by Governments

None

Other

 

Reports of the International Law Commission

None

General Assembly Action

  • Resolution 77/103 of 7 December 2022
    • Drew the attention of Governments to the importance for the International Law Commission of having their views on the various aspects of the topics on the agenda of the Commission, in particular on all the specific issues identified in chapter III of its report, regarding, inter alia, settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties.
    • Took note of the decision of the International Law Commission to include the topic “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties”…in its programme of work.
    • Took note of the request of the Commission to the Secretariat to prepare a memorandum that would be particularly relevant for its future work on the topic “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties”.
  • See the website of the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly and the topical summary of debate in the Sixth Committee (A/CN.4/755)

Final Outcome

Work in progress