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Twelfth Session (1960)


The general and limited distribution documents of the International Law Commission (in the “A/CN.4” series) are issued, in all six official languages, as official documents of the United Nations. The Commission’s Summary Records are first made available in provisional form, in English and French only. They are subsequently edited and translated into the other official languages, and published in the Yearbook of the International Law Commission. Some of the Commission’s other documents are also later edited and published in the Yearbook, together with the Commission’s annual report to the General Assembly.

General Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/123 Provisional Agenda
A/CN.4/124 Cooperation with Other Bodies — Report by Mr. Yuen-li Liang, Secretary of the Commission, on the proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the Inter-American Council of Jurists
A/CN.4/125 + Corr.1 Fifth Report on International Responsibility by Mr. F.V. Garcia-Amador, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/126 General Assembly Resolution 1453 (XIV) on the Study of the Juridical Regime of Historic Waters, including Historic Bays — Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/127 Filling of Casual Vacancies in the Commission — Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/128 General Assembly Resolution 1400 (XIV) on the Codification of the Principles and Rules of International Law Relating to the Right of Asylum — Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/129 Ad hoc Diplomacy — Report by A.E.F. Sandström, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/130 Fifth Report on the Law of Treaties (Treaties and Third States) by Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/131 Second Report on Consular intercourse and immunities by Mr. Jaroslav Žourek, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/132 Report of the International Law Commission covering the work of its Twelfth Session, 25 April–1 July 1960, Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifteenth Session, Supplement No. 9 (A/4425)

Limited Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/L.86 Provisional draft articles submitted by Jaroslav Zourek, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.87 Provisions proposed by Mr. Jiménez de Aréchaga for insertion in the draft articles on diplomatic intercourse and immunities prepared by the International Law Commission at its tenth session
A/CN.4/L.88 Memorandum by Mr. Jiménez de Aréchaga in explanation of his proposal concerning ad hoc diplomacy (A/CN.4/L.87)
A/CN.4/L.89 New alternative proposal submitted by the Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.90 + Add.1 Provisional draft articles relating to consular intercourse and immunities: texts prepared by the Drafting Committee and submitted to the Commission for its consideration
A/CN.4/L.92 + Add.1–3 Draft report of the International Law Commission covering the work of its twelfth session

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.526 Summary record of the 526th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.527 Summary record of the 527th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.528 Summary record of the 528th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.529 Summary record of the 529th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.530 Summary record of the 530th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.531 Summary record of the 531st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.532 Summary record of the 532nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.533 Summary record of the 533rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.534 Summary record of the 534th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.535 Summary record of the 535th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.536 Summary record of the 536th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.537 Summary record of the 537th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.538 Summary record of the 538th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.539 Summary record of the 539th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.540 Summary record of the 540th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.541 Summary record of the 541st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.542 Summary record of the 542nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.543 Summary record of the 543rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.544 Summary record of the 544th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.545 Summary record of the 545th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.546 Summary record of the 546th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.547 Summary record of the 547th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.548 Summary record of the 548th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.549 Summary record of the 549th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.550 Summary record of the 550th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.551 Summary record of the 551st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.552 Summary record of the 552nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.553 Summary record of the 553rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.554 Summary record of the 554th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.555 Summary record of the 555th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.556 Summary record of the 556th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.557 Summary record of the 557th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.558 Summary record of the 558th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.559 Summary record of the 559th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.560 Summary record of the 560th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.561 Summary record of the 561st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.562 Summary record of the 562nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.563 Summary record of the 563rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.564 Summary record of the 564th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.565 Summary record of the 565th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.566 Summary record of the 566th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.567 Summary record of the 567th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.568 Summary record of the 568th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.569 Summary record of the 569th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.570 Summary record of the 570th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.571 Summary record of the 571st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.572 Summary record of the 572nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.573 Summary record of the 573rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.574 Summary record of the 574th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.575 Summary record of the 575th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.576 Summary record of the 576th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.577 Summary record of the 577th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.578 Summary record of the 578th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.579 Summary record of the 579th meeting

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