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Seventy-second Session (2021)

Documents

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

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A/CN.4/733/Rev.1 Provisional agenda for the seventy-second session
A/CN.4/734 + Add.1 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its seventy-fourth session, prepared by the Secretariat; Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its seventy-fifth session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/735 Protection of the atmosphere: Comments and observations received from Governments and international organizations
A/CN.4/736 Sixth report on the protection of the atmosphere by Shinya Murase, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/737 Provisional application of treaties: Comments and observations received from Governments and international organizations
A/CN.4/738 Sixth report on the provisional application of treaties by Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/739 Eighth report on immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, by Concepción Escobar Hernández, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/740 + Add.1 Sea-level rise in relation to international law: First issues paper by Bogdan Aurescu and Nilüfer Oral, Co-Chairs of the Study Group on sea-level rise in relation to international law
A/CN.4/741 + Corr.1 Second report on general principles of law by Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/742 General principles of law: Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/743 Fourth report on succession of States in respect of State responsibility, by Pavel Šturma, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/744 + Add.1 Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission: Note by the Secretariat

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.944 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter IV — Protection of the atmosphere
A/CN.4/L.945 + Add.2 + Add.4 Draft report: Chapter V — Provisional application of treaties
A/CN.4/L.946 + Add.1 + Add.2 Draft report: Chapter VI — Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
A/CN.4/L.947/Add.1 Draft report: Chapter VII — Succession of States in respect of State responsibility (Addendum)
A/CN.4/L.951  Protection of the atmosphere: Texts and titles of the draft guidelines and preamble adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.952/Rev.1  Provisional application of treaties: Texts and titles of the draft guidelines and the draft annex adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.953 + Add.1 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction: Texts and titles of draft articles 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.954  Succession of States in respect of State responsibility: Text of draft articles 10, 10 bis and 11 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee at the seventy-second session
A/CN.4/L.956  Draft report of the Planning Group — Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission

Summary Records

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A/CN.4/SR.3508 Summary record of the 3508th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3509 Summary record of the 3509th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3510 Summary record of the 3510th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3511 Summary record of the 3511th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3512 Summary record of the 3512th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3513 Summary record of the 3513th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3514 Summary record of the 3514th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3515 Summary record of the 3515th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3516 Summary record of the 3516th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3517 Summary record of the 3517th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3518 Summary record of the 3518th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3519 Summary record of the 3519th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3520 Summary record of the 3520th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3521 Summary record of the 3521st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3522 Summary record of the 3522nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3523 Summary record of the 3523rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3524 Summary record of the 3524th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3525 Summary record of the 3525th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3526 Summary record of the 3526th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3527 Summary record of the 3527th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3528 Summary record of the 3528th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3529 Summary record of the 3529th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3530 Summary record of the 3530th meeting

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