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Sixty-ninth Session (2017)


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General Documents

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A/CN.4/701 Fifth report on immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, by Concepción Escobar Hernández, Special Rapporteur (issued at the sixty-eighth session)
A/CN.4/702 Provisional agenda for the sixty-ninth session
A/CN.4/703 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its seventy-first session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/704 Third report on crimes against humanity, by Sean D. Murphy, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/705 + Corr.1 Fourth report on the protection of the atmosphere, by Shinya Murase, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/706 Second report on jus cogens by Dire Tladi, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/707 Provisional application of treaties — Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/708 First report on succession of States in respect of State responsibility, by Pavel Šturma, Special Rapporteur

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.892 + Add.1 Crimes against humanity: Texts and titles of the draft preamble, the draft articles and the draft annex provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee on first reading
A/CN.4/L.893 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction: Titles of Parts Two and Three, and texts and titles of draft article 7 and annex provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee at the sixty-ninth session
A/CN.4/L.894 Protection of the atmosphere: Text of draft guideline 9 and preambular paragraphs as provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee during the sixty-ninth session
A/CN.4/L.895/Rev.1 Provisional application of treaties: Texts and titles of the draft guidelines provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee at the sixty-seventh to sixty-ninth sessions
A/CN.4/L.896 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter XI — Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
A/CN.4/L.897 Draft report: Chapter I — Introduction
A/CN.4/L.898 Draft report: Chapter II — Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixty-ninth session
A/CN.4/L.899 Draft report: Chapter III — Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
A/CN.4/L.900 + Add.1/Rev.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Draft report: Chapter IV — Crimes against humanity
A/CN.4/L.901 +Add.1 + Add.2 Draft report: Chapter V — Provisional application of treaties
A/CN.4/L.902 + Add.1 + Add.2 Draft report: Chapter VI — Protection of the atmosphere
A/CN.4/L.903/Rev.1 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Draft report: Chapter VII — Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
A/CN.4/L.904 Draft report: Chapter VIII — Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
A/CN.4/L.905 Draft report: Chapter IX — Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
A/CN.4/L.906 Draft report: Chapter X — Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.3348 Summary record of the 3348th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3349 Summary record of the 3349th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3350 Summary record of the 3350th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3351 Summary record of the 3351st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3352 Summary record of the 3352nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3353 Summary record of the 3353rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3354 Summary record of the 3354th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3355 Summary record of the 3355th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3356 Summary record of the 3356th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3357 Summary record of the 3357th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3358 Summary record of the 3358th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3359 Summary record of the 3359th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3360 Summary record of the 3360th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3361 Summary record of the 3361st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3362 Summary record of the 3362nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3363 Summary record of the 3363rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3364 Summary record of the 3364th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3365 Summary record of the 3365th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3366 Summary record of the 3366th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3367 Summary record of the 3367th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3368 Summary record of the 3368th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3369 Summary record of the 3369th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3370 Summary record of the 3370th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3371 Summary record of the 3371st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3372 Summary record of the 3372nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3373 Summary record of the 3373rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3374 Summary record of the 3374th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3375 Summary record of the 3375th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3376 Summary record of the 3376th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3377 Summary record of the 3377th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3378 Summary record of the 3378th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3379 Summary record of the 3379th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3380 Summary record of the 3380th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3381 Summary record of the 3381st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3382 Summary record of the 3382nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3383 Summary record of the 3383rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3384 Summary record of the 3384th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3385 Summary record of the 3385th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3386 Summary record of the 3386th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3387 Summary record of the 3387th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3388 Summary record of the 3388th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3389 Summary record of the 3389th meeting

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