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Sixty-seventh Session (2015)


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General Documents

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A/CN.4/676 Provisional application of treaties: Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/677 Provisional agenda for the sixty-seventh session
A/CN.4/678 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its sixty-ninth session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/679 Long-term programme of work: Review of the list of topics established in 1996 in the light of subsequent developments — Working paper prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/680 + Corr.1 First report on crimes against humanity, by Sean D. Murphy, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/681 + Corr.1 Second report on the protection of the atmosphere, by Shinya Murase, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/682 Third report on identification of customary international law, by Michael Wood, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/683 Third report on subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties, by Georg Nolte, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/684 + Add.1 Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission: Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/685 Second report on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, by Marie G. Jacobsson, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/686 Fourth report on the immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, by Concepción Escobar Hernández, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/687 Third report on the provisional application of treaties, by Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Special Rapporteur

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.851 Protection of the atmosphere: Texts and titles of draft conclusions 1, 2 and 5, and preambular paragraphs provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 13, 18, 19 and 20 May 2015
A/CN.4/L.852 Study Group on the Most-Favoured-Nation clause — Final report
A/CN.4/L.853 Crimes against humanity: Text of draft articles 1, 2, 3 and 4 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 28 and 29 May and on 1 and 2 June 2015
A/CN.4/L.854 Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties: Text and title of draft conclusion 11 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on 4 June 2015
A/CN.4/L.855 Draft report: Chapter I — Introduction
A/CN.4/L.856 Draft report: Chapter II — Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixty-seventh session
A/CN.4/L.857 Draft report: Chapter III — Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
A/CN.4/L.858 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter IV — Protection of the atmosphere
A/CN.4/L.859 Draft report: Chapter V — Identification of customary international law
A/CN.4/L.860 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter VI — Crimes against humanity
A/CN.4/L.861 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter VII — Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties
A/CN.4/L.862 Draft report: Chapter VIII — Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
A/CN.4/L.863 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter IX — Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
A/CN.4/L.864 Draft report: Chapter X — Provisional application of treaties
A/CN.4/L.865 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction: Text of the draft articles provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee at the sixty-seventh session
A/CN.4/L.866 Draft report: Chapter ... — The Most-Favoured-Nation clause
A/CN.4/L.867 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter XIII — Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
A/CN.4/L.868 Report of the Planning Group
A/CN.4/L.869 Identification of customary international law: Text of the draft conclusions provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.870 Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflict: Text of the draft introductory provisions and draft principles provisionally adopted so far by the Drafting Committee

Summary Records

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A/CN.4/SR.3244 Summary record of the 3244th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3245 Summary record of the 3245th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3246 Summary record of the 3246th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3247 Summary record of the 3247th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3248 Summary record of the 3248th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3249 Summary record of the 3249th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3250 Summary record of the 3250th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3251 Summary record of the 3251st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3252 Summary record of the 3252nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3253 Summary record of the 3253rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3254 Summary record of the 3254th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3255 Summary record of the 3255th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3256 Summary record of the 3256th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3257 Summary record of the 3257th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3258 Summary record of the 3258th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3259 Summary record of the 3259th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3260 Summary record of the 3260th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3261 Summary record of the 3261st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3262 Summary record of the 3262nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3263 Summary record of the 3263rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3264 Summary record of the 3264th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3265 Summary record of the 3265th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3266 Summary record of the 3266th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3267 Summary record of the 3267th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3268 Summary record of the 3268th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3269 Summary record of the 3269th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3270 Summary record of the 3270th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3271 Summary record of the 3271st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3272 Summary record of the 3272nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3273 Summary record of the 3273rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3274 Summary record of the 3274th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3275 Summary record of the 3275th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3276 Summary record of the 3276th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3277 Summary record of the 3277th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3278 Summary record of the 3278th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3279 Summary record of the 3279th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3280 Summary record of the 3280th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3281 Summary record of the 3281st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3282 Summary record of the 3282nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3283 Summary record of the 3283rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3284 Summary record of the 3284th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3285 Summary record of the 3285th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3286 Summary record of the 3286th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3287 Summary record of the 3287th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3288 Summary record of the 3288th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3289 Summary record of the 3289th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3290 Summary record of the 3290th meeting

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