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Thirteenth Session (1961)


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.4/133 Provisional Agenda
A/CN.4/134 + Add.1 Sixth Report on International Responsibility by Mr. F.V. Garcia Amador, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/135 + Add.1 Note by the Secretariat — Filling of Casual Vacancies in the Commission
A/CN.4/136 + Corr.1 + Add.1–11 Comments by Governments on the draft articles concerning consular intercourse and immunities provisionally adopted by the International Law Commission at its twelfth session, in 1960
A/CN.4/137 Third Report on Consular Intercourse and Immunities by Mr. Jaroslav Žourek, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/138 Planning of Future Work of the Commission. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly regarding future work in the field of the codification and progressive development of international law — Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/139 Report on the Fourth Session of the Asian African Legal Consultative Committee (Tokyo, February 1961) by Mr. F.V. Garcia Amador, Observer for the Commission
A/CN.4/140 Letter dated 26 June 1961, addressed to the Chair of the International Law Commission by Mr. Hafez Sabek, observer for the Asian African Legal Consultative Committee
A/CN.4/141 Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its Thirteenth Session, 1 May to July 1961, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixteenth Session, Supplement No. 10 (A/4843)

Limited Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/L.94 Communication regarding matters of interest to the International Law Commission discussed at the United Nations Conference on Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities, Vienna, 2 March–14 April 1961
A/CN.4/L.95 + Add.1 + Add.1/Corr.1 + Add.2 Draft report of the International Law Commission covering the work of its thirteenth session
A/CN.4/L.96 List of reports on the law of treaties

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.580 Summary record of the 580th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.581 Summary record of the 581st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.582 Summary record of the 582nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.583 Summary record of the 583rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.584 Summary record of the 584th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.585 Summary record of the 585th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.586 Summary record of the 586th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.587 Summary record of the 587th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.588 Summary record of the 588th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.589 Summary record of the 589th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.590 Summary record of the 590th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.591 Summary record of the 591st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.592 Summary record of the 592nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.593 Summary record of the 593rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.594 Summary record of the 594th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.595 Summary record of the 595th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.596 Summary record of the 596th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.597 Summary record of the 597th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.598 Summary record of the 598th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.599 Summary record of the 599th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.600 Summary record of the 600th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.601 Summary record of the 601st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.602 Summary record of the 602nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.603 Summary record of the 603rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.604 Summary record of the 604th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.605 Summary record of the 605th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.606 Summary record of the 606th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.607 Summary record of the 607th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.608 Summary record of the 608th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.609 Summary record of the 609th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.610 Summary record of the 610th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.611 Summary record of the 611th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.612 Summary record of the 612th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.613 Summary record of the 613th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.614 Summary record of the 614th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.615 Summary record of the 615th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.616 Summary record of the 616th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.617 Summary record of the 617th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.618 Summary record of the 618th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.619 Summary record of the 619th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.620 Summary record of the 620th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.621 Summary record of the 621st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.622 Summary record of the 622nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.623 Summary record of the 623rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.624 Summary record of the 624th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.625 Summary record of the 625th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.626 Summary record of the 626th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.627 Summary record of the 627th meeting

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