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Seventy-second Session (2021)

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MONDAY, 26 April 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3508th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3508)

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  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud (Jordan) as its Chair, Mr. Dire D. Tladi (South Africa) as the First Vice-Chair, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov (Russian Federation) as Second Vice-Chair, Ms. Patrícia Galvão Teles (Portugal) as Chair of the Drafting Committee, and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria (Peru) as Rapporteur.
  • Programme of work
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Shinya Murase, introduced his sixth report on “Protection of the atmosphere” (A/CN.4/736). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” which is as follows:  Chair: Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles; Special Rapporteur: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández; Members: Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov, and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 27 April 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3509th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3509)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/736).

WEDNESDAY, 28 April 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3510th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3510)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/736).

THURSDAY, 29 April 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3511th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3511)

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  • Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission
    • The Commission elected Mr. Mathias Forteau (France) to fill the casual vacancy following the resignation of Mr. Georg Nolte (A/CN.4/744 + Add.1).

FRIDAY, 30 April 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3512th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3512)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/736).

MONDAY, 3 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3513th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3513)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/736).

TUESDAY, 4 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3514th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3514)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/736). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate of his sixth report. 
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Juan-Manuel Gómez-Robledo, began to introduce his sixth report on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/738). 

TUESDAY, 4 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3515th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3515)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission decided to refer the text of the draft guidelines with the draft preamble on “Protection of the atmosphere” to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the atmosphere” which is as follows:  Chair: Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Shinya Murase; Members: Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermudez, Sir Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 5 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3516th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3516)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Juan-Manuel Gómez-Robledo, continued and concluded the introduction of his sixth report (A/CN.4/738). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic.

THURSDAY, 6 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3517th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3517)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/738).

MONDAY, 10 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3518th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3518)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/738).

TUESDAY, 11 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3519th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3519)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/738).

WEDNESDAY, 12 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3520th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3520)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s sixth report on the topic (A/CN.4/738).
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, introduced her eighth report on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/739). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s eighth report on the topic.

FRIDAY, 14 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3521st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3521)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, summed up the debate of his sixth report on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/738).
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/739).

FRIDAY, 14 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3522nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3522)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission decided to refer the text of the draft guidelines on “Provisional application of treaties” together with the draft model clauses to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” which is as follows:  Chair: Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Sir Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria (ex officio).

MONDAY, 17 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3523rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3523)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/739).

TUESDAY, 18 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3524th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3524)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/739).

WEDNESDAY, 19 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3525th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3525)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/739).

THURSDAY, 20 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3526th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3526)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s eighth report on the topic (A/CN.4/739).

FRIDAY, 21 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3527th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3527)

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  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, summed up the debate of her eighth report on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/739).

FRIDAY, 21 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3528th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3528)

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  • Succession of States in respect to State responsibility
    • The Commission considered the Report of the Drafting Committee on “Succession of States in respect to State responsibility” (A/CN.4/L.939/Add.1) which had been taken note of at the seventy-first session, and adopted draft articles 7 (Acts having a continuing character/Faits ayant un caractère continu), 8 (Attribution of conduct of an insurrectional or other movement/Attribution du comportement d’un mouvement insurrectionnel ou autre) and 9 (Cases of succession of States when the predecessor State continues to exist /Cas de succession d’États dans lesquels l’État prédécesseur continue d’exister).
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission decided to refer draft articles 17 and 18 to the Drafting Committee on the topic.

THURSDAY, 27 May 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3529th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3529)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Protection of the atmosphere” (A/CN.4/L.951).  The Commission considered the report and adopted the preamble and the following draft guidelines on second reading: 1 (Use of terms/Définitions), 2 (Scope/Champ d’application), 3 (Obligation to protect the atmosphere/Obligation de protéger l’atmosphère), 4 (Environmental impact assessment/Évaluation de l’impact sur l’environnement), 5 (Sustainable utilization of the atmosphere/Utilisation durable de l’atmosphère), 6 (Equitable and reasonable utilization of the atmosphere/Utilisation équitable et raisonnable de l’atmosphère), 7 (Intentional large-scale modification of the atmosphere/Modification intentionnelle à grande échelle de l’atmosphère), 8 (International cooperation/Coopération internationale), 9 (Interrelationship among relevant rules/Relations entre règles pertinentes), 10 (Implementation/Mise en œuvre), 11 (Compliance/Contrôle du respect), 12 (Dispute settlement/Règlement des différends).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Co-Chair of the Study Group, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, announced the composition of the Study Group on “Sea-level rise in relation to international law” which is as follows:  Co-Chairs: Mr. Bodgan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles,  Ms. Nilüfer Oral and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria; Members: Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Hussein A. Hassouna, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Ahmed Laraba, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Shinya Murase, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Edouardo Valencia-Ospina, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Michael Wood and Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov.

THURSDAY, 3 June 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3530th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3530)

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  • The Commission observed a minute of silence in memory of Judge James Crawford, former member of the ILC.
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.952).  The Commission took note of the report. 
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/L.953).  The Commission first considered the Report of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/L.940) which has been taken note of at the seventy-first session, and adopted draft article 8 ante (Application of Part Four/Application de la quatrième partie). Thereafter, the Commission considered the report of the Drafting Committee of this year and adopted the texts and titles of the following draft articles: 8 (Examination of immunity by the forum State/Examen de la question de l’immunité par l’État du for), 9 (Notification of the State of the official/Notification à l’État du représentant), 10 (Invocation of Invocation of immunity/Invocation de l’immunité) and 11 (Waiver of immunity/Renonciation à l’immunité).

MONDAY, 5 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3531st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3531)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Pavel Šturma, introduced his fourth report on “Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility” (A/CN.4/743).

TUESDAY, 6 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3532nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3532)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/743).

WEDNESDAY, 7 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3533rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3533)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/743).

THURSDAY, 8 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3534th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3534)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/743).

FRIDAY, 9 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3535th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3535)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/743).

MONDAY, 12 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3536th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3536)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on the topic (A/CN.4/743). The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Pavel Šturma, summed up the debate of his fourth report on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility”.
  • General principles of law
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, introduced his second report on “General principles of law” (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

MONDAY, 12 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3537th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3537)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission decided to refer draft articles 17 bis, 16, 17, 18 and 19 on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” which is as follows:  Chair: Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Pavel Šturma; Members: Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. August Reinisch, Sir Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria (ex officio).

TUESDAY, 13 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3538th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3538)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 14 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3539th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3539)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 14 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3540th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3540)

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  • Zoom meeting with the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel
    • The Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, made a statement via Zoom informing the Commission of the activities of the Office of Legal Affairs and recent developments of international law in the context of the United Nations.  An exchange of views followed.

THURSDAY, 15 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3541st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3541)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

FRIDAY, 16 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3542nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3542)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

MONDAY, 19 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3543rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3543)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

MONDAY, 19 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3544th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3544)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s second report on the topic (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 21 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3545th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3545)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, summed up the debate of his second report on “General principles of law” (A/CN.4/741Corr.1).

WEDNESDAY, 21 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3546th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3546)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission decided to refer draft conclusions 4 to 9 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “General principles of law” which is as follows:  Chair: Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez; Members: Mr. Carlos J Argüello Gómez, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Mahmoud D. Hmoud, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Ms. Marja Lehto, Mr. Sean D. Murphy, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Ki Gab Park, Mr. Ernest Petrič, Mr. Aniruddha Rajput, Mr. Gilberto Vergne Saboia, Mr. Pavel Šturma, Mr. Dire D. Tladi, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Sir Michael Wood, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 22 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3547th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3547)

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  • Memorial for Judge James Crawford
    • The Commission held a memorial in honour of Judge James Crawford.  Statements were made by members of the Commission.

THURSDAY, 22 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3548th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3548)

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  • Visit of the President of the International Court of Justice via Zoom
    • The President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Joan E. Donoghue, addressed the Commission via Zoom. An exchange of views followed.

MONDAY, 26 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3549th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3549)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the revised report of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” (A/CN.4/L.952/Rev.1). The Commission considered the report of the Drafting Committee on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted on second reading the texts and titles of the following draft guidelines and of the draft annex: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2  (Purpose/Objet), 3 (General rule/Règle générale), 4 (Form of agreement/Forme de l’accord), 5 (Commencement/Prise d’effet ), 6 (Legal effect/Effet juridique), 7 (Reservations/Réserves), 8 (Responsibility for breach/Responsabilité en cas de violation), 9 (Termination/Extinction), 10 (Internal law of States, rules of international organizations and observance of provisionally applied treaties/Droit interne des États, règles des organisations internationales et respect des traités appliqués à titre provisoire), 11 (Provisions of internal law of States and rules of international organizations regarding competence to agree on the provisional application of treaties/Dispositions du droit interne des États et règles des organisations internationales concernant la compétence de convenir de l’application à titre provisoire des traités), 12 (Agreement to provisional application with limitations deriving from internal law of States or rules of international organizations/Accord relatif à l’application à titre provisoire avec des limites découlant du droit interne des États ou des règles des organisations internationales). The Commission adopted the “Guide to Provisional Application of Treaties” as a whole on second reading.
  • Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the second report of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” (A/CN.4/L.953/Add.1). The Commission considered the Report of the Drafting Committee on “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” and adopted the text and title of draft article 12 (Requests for information/Demandes d’informations).
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter IV on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted sections A, B, D and part of section E including the general commentary and part of the commentary to the draft preamble.

TUESDAY, 27 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3550th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3550)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted a further part of section E. of the commentary to the draft preamble.

WEDNESDAY, 28 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3551st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3551)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted a further part of section E. including the commentary to the draft preamble and draft guidelines 1 (Use of term/ Définitions) and 2 (Scope/Champ d’application).

WEDNESDAY, 28 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3552nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3552)

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  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” (A/CN.4/L.954). The Commission took note of the report.
  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted a further part of section E. including the commentary to the draft guidelines 3 (Obligation to protect the atmosphere/ Obligation de protéger l’atmosphère), 4 (Environmental impact assessment/ Évaluation de l’impact sur l’environnement), 5 (Sustainable utilization of the atmosphere/ Utilisation durable de l’atmosphère) and 6 (Equitable and reasonable utilization of the atmosphere/ Utilisation équitable et raisonnable de l’atmosphère).

THURSDAY, 29 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3553rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3553)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted a further part of section E. including the commentary to draft guidelines 7 (Intentional large-scale modification of the atmosphere/ Modification intentionnelle à grande échelle de l’atmosphère) and 8 (International cooperation/ Coopération international) (A/CN.4/L.944/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 29 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3554th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3554)

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  • Protection of the atmosphere
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “Protection of the atmosphere” and adopted the remaining part of section E. including the commentary to the draft guidelines 9 (Interrelationship among relevant rules/ Relations entre règles pertinentes), 10 (Implementation/ Mise en œuvre), 11 (Compliance/ Contrôle du respect) and 12 (Dispute settlement/ Règlement des différends), and sections C. and D. (A/CN.4/L.944 + Add.1), as amended.
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter V on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted sections A. and B. (A/CN.4/L.945), as amended.

FRIDAY, 30 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3555th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3555)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted part of section E. including the General Commentary and the commentary to draft guidelines 1 (Scope/Champ d’application) and 2 (Purpose/Objet) (A/CN.4/L.945/Add.2), as amended.

FRIDAY, 30 July 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3556th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3556)

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  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter Chapter V on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted a further part of section E. including the commentary to draft guidelines 3 (General rule/Règle générale), 4 (Form of agreement/Forme de l’accord), 5 (Commencement/Prise d’effet), 6 (Legal effect/Effet juridique), 7 (Reservations/Réserves) and 8 (Responsibility for breach/ Responsabilité en cas de violation) (A/CN.4/L.945/Add.2), as amended.

TUESDAY, 3 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3557th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3557)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee delivered a statement to introduce the report of the Drafting Committee on “General principles of law” (A/CN.4/L.955 + Add.1 ). The Commission provisionally adopted draft conclusions 1, 2 and 4 (contained in L.955), and took note of draft conclusion 5 (contained in Add.1). A corrigendum to the Spanish version of Add.1 will be issued.
  • Provisional application of treaties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Provisional application of treaties” and adopted the remaining part of section E. including the commentary to draft guidelines 9 (Termination/Extinction), 10 (Internal law of States, rules of international organizations and observance of provisionally applied treaties/Droit interne des États, règles des organisations internationales et respect des traités appliqués à titre provisoire), 11 (Provisions of internal law of States and rules of international organizations regarding competence to agree on the provisional application of treaties/ Dispositions du droit interne des États et règles des organisations internationales concernant la compétence de convenir de l’application à titre provisoire des traités) and 12 (Agreement to provisional application with limitations deriving from internal law of States or rules of international organizations/ Accord relatif à l’application à titre provisoire avec des limites découlant du droit interne des États ou des règles des organisations internationales) and sections C. and D. and the Annexes (A/CN.4/L.945 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.4), as amended.
  • Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VI on “Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” and adopted section A. and part of section B. (A/CN.4/L.946), as amended.

TUESDAY, 3 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3558th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3558)

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  • Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI on “Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” and adopted the remaining part of section B. (A/CN.4/L.946), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 4 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3559th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3559)

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  • Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI on “Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” and adopted part of section C. including the commentary to draft articles 8 ante (Application of Part Four/Application de la quatrième partie), 8 (Examination of immunity by the forum State/Examen de la question de l’immunité par l’État du for), 9 (Notification of the State of the official/ Notification à l’État du représentant), 10 (Invocation of immunity/ Invocation de l’immunité), 11 (Waiver of immunity/Renonciation à l’immunité) (A/CN.4/L.946/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 4 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3560th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3560)

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  • Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI on “Immunity of States officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction” and adopted the remaining part of section C. including the commentary to draft article 12 [13] (Requests for information / Demandes d’informations) (A/CN.4/L.946/Add.2), as amended.
  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VII on “Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility” and adopted sections A., B. and part of section C. including the commentary to draft articles 7 (Acts having a continuing character /Faits ayant un caractère continu) and 8 (Attribution of conduct of an insurrectional or other movement/Attribution du comportement d’un mouvement insurrectionnel ou autre) (A/CN.4/L.947 + Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 5 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3561st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3561)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VIII on “General principles of law” and adopted sections A., B. and part of section C. including the commentary to draft conclusions 1 (Scope/ Champ d’application) and 2 (Recognition/ Reconnaissance) (A/CN.4/L.948 + Add.1), as amended.
  • Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Succession of States in respect of State Responsibility” and adopted the remaining section C. including the commentary to draft article 9 (Cases of succession of States when the predecessor State continues to exist /Cas de succession d’États dans lesquels l’État prédécesseur continue d’exister) (A/CN.4/L.947/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 5 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3562nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3562)

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  • Sea-level rise in relation to international law
    • The Commission adopted Chapter IX on “Sea-level rise in relation to international law” (A/CN.4/L.949), as amended.
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I on “Introduction” (A/CN.4/L.941), as amended.
  • Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventy-second session
    • The Commission adopted Chapter II on “Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventy-second session” (A/CN.4/L.942), as amended.
  • Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter X on “Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.950), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter III on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission” and adopted section A. (A/CN.4/L.943), as amended.

FRIDAY, 6 August 2021
Seventy-second session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3563rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3563)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VIII on “General principles of law” and adopted the remaining part of section C. including the commentary to draft conclusion 4 (Identification of general principles of law derived from national legal systems/Détermination des principes généraux du droit provenant des systèmes juridiques nationaux) (A/CN.4/L.948/Add.2), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter III on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission” and adopted section B. (A/CN.4/L.943), as amended.
  • Adoption of the report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the seventy-second session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.