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Last update: June 13, 2022

Annual Reports

Report on the work of the fifty-sixth session (2004)

[See also fifty-sixth session]

The report includes information concerning the organization of the session, the progress of work and the future work of the Commission on the topics given substantive consideration during the session, the texts of draft articles and commentaries adopted by the Commission during the session, any procedural recommendations of the Commission calling for a decision on the part of the General Assembly as well as other decisions and conclusions of the Commission.

The report is available as a single document (A/59/10) or by chapter, as follows:

Chapter Title
  Cover page
  Table of contents
Chapter I. Introduction
Chapter II. Summary of the work of the Commission at its fifty-sixth session
Chapter III. Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
Chapter IV. Diplomatic protection
Chapter V. Responsibility of international organizations
Chapter VI. Shared natural resources
Chapter VII. International liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law (international liability in case of loss from transboundary harm arising out of hazardous activities)
Chapter VIII. Unilateral acts of States
Chapter IX. Reservations to treaties
Chapter X. Fragmentation of international law: difficulties arising from the diversification and expansion of international law
Chapter XI. Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
Annex The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare) in international law