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Twentieth Session (1968)


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.4/200 + Corr.1 + Add.1–2 The Succession of States to multilateral treaties — Studies prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/201 Provisional agenda
A/CN.4/202 First Report on Succession of States and Governments in respect of treaties by Sir Humphrey Waldock, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/203 + Add.1–5 Third Report on Relations between States and Intergovernmental Organizations by Abdullah El-Erian, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/204 + Corr.1 First Report on Succession of States in respect of rights and duties resulting from sources other than treaties by Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/205/Rev.1 The final stage of the codification of international law — Memorandum by Mr. Roberto Ago
A/CN.4/206 Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twentieth session, 27 May — 2 August 1968, Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-third session, Supplement No.9 (A/7209/Rev.1)
A/CN.4/207 Report on the ninth session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, by Mr. Mustafa Kamil Yasseem, Observer for the Commission

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.126 European Committee on Legal Cooperation; exchange of letters
A/CN.4/L.127 The most-favoured-nation clause in the law of treaties: working paper submitted by Mr. Endre Ustor, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/L.129 Precedence of representatives to the United Nations: note by the Secretary-General
A/CN.4/L.130 + Add.1 + Add.1/Corr.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 + Add.4 + Add.5 + Add.6 Draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations: text of articles 1, 2, 4, 4 bis, 5–9, 9 bis, 10–20 adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.131 + Add.1 Draft articles on representatives of States to international organizations: text of articles 2, 4 bis and 4 ter adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.132 + Add.1 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twentieth session
A/CN.4/L.133 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twentieth session
A/CN.4/L.134 + Corr.1 + Add.1–5 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twentieth session
A/CN.4/L.135 + Add.1 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twentieth session

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.942 Summary record of the 942nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.943 Summary record of the 943rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.944 Summary record of the 944th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.945 Summary record of the 945th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.946 Summary record of the 946th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.947 Summary record of the 947th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.948 Summary record of the 948th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.949 Summary record of the 949th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.950 Summary record of the 950th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.951 Summary record of the 951st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.952 Summary record of the 952nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.953 Summary record of the 953rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.954 Summary record of the 954th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.955 Summary record of the 955th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.956 Summary record of the 956th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.957 Summary record of the 957th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.958 Summary record of the 958th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.959 Summary record of the 959th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.960 Summary record of the 960th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.961 Summary record of the 961st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.962 Summary record of the 962nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.963 Summary record of the 963rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.964 Summary record of the 964th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.965 Summary record of the 965th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.966 Summary record of the 966th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.967 Summary record of the 967th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.968 Summary record of the 968th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.969 Summary record of the 969th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.970 Summary record of the 970th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.971 Summary record of the 971st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.972 Summary record of the 972nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.973 Summary record of the 973rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.974 Summary record of the 974th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.975 Summary record of the 975th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.976 Summary record of the 976th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.977 Summary record of the 977th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.978 Summary record of the 978th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.979 Summary record of the 979th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.980 Summary record of the 980th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.981 Summary record of the 981st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.982 Summary record of the 982nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.983 Summary record of the 983rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.984 Summary record of the 984th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.985 Summary record of the 985th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.986 Summary record of the 986th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.987 Summary record of the 987th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.988 Summary record of the 988th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.989 Summary record of the 989th meeting

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