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Last update: April 19, 2023


Since its inception in 1949, the work product (documentation, reports, texts and instruments etc.) of the International Law Commission has accumulated into an extensive body of research into a wide range of aspects of public international law. The information on this site relating to such work product has been organized in a manner conducive to in-depth research.

What follows are several suggested methods of using this site to undertake research, starting from the specific to the general.

Searching for specific documents

Researching the legislative history of a particular instrument

Researching a particular session of the Commission

Researching a particular topic

Researching the composition, working methods and other information relating to the Commission

Researching the entire web site

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