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Seventy-third Session (2022)

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.4/745 Provisional agenda for the seventy-third session
A/CN.4/746 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its seventy-sixth session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/747 Fifth report on peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens) by Dire Tladi, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/748 Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens): Comments and observations received from Governments
A/CN.4/749 Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts: Comments and observations received from Governments, international organizations and others
A/CN.4/750 + Corr.1 + Add.1 Third report on protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, by Marja Lehto, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/751 Fifth report on succession of States in respect of State responsibility, by Pavel Šturma, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/752 + Add.1 Sea-level rise in relation to international law: Second issues paper by Patrícia Galvão Teles and Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Co-Chairs of the Study Group on sea-level rise in relation to international law
A/CN.4/753 Third report on general principles of law by Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Special Rapporteur

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.957 Draft report: Chapter I — Introduction
A/CN.4/L.958 Draft report: Chapter II — Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventy-third session
A/CN.4/L.959 Draft report: Chapter III — Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
A/CN.4/L.960 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter IV — Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens)
A/CN.4/L.961 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter V — Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
A/CN.4/L.962 + Add.1 Draft report: Chapter VI — Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
A/CN.4/L.963 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 Draft report: Chapter VII — Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
A/CN.4/L.964 + Add.1 + Add.2 Draft report: Chapter VIII — General principles of law
A/CN.4/L.965 Draft report: Chapter IX — Sea-level rise in relation to international law
A/CN.4/L.966 Draft report: Chapter X — Other decisions and conclusions of the Commission
A/CN.4/L.967 Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens): Texts of the draft conclusions and Annex adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.968 Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts: Texts and titles of the draft preamble and the draft principles adopted by the Drafting Committee on second reading
A/CN.4/L.969 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction: Texts and titles of the draft articles adopted by the Drafting Committee on first reading
A/CN.4/L.970 Succession of States in respect of State responsibility: Text of draft guidelines 6, 7 bis, 10, 10 bis, 11, 12, 13, 13 bis, 14, 15 and 15 bis as provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee at the seventy-third session
A/CN.4/L.971 General principles of law: Consolidated text of draft conclusions 1 to 11 provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.972 Report of the Study Group on sea-level rise in relation to international law

Summary Records

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A/CN.4/SR.3564 Summary record of the 3564th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3565 Summary record of the 3565th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3566 Summary record of the 3566th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3567 Summary record of the 3567th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3568 Summary record of the 3568th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3569 Summary record of the 3569th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3570 Summary record of the 3570th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3571 Summary record of the 3571st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3572 Summary record of the 3572nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3573 Summary record of the 3573rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3574 Summary record of the 3574th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3575 Summary record of the 3575th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3576 Summary record of the 3576th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3577 Summary record of the 3577th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3578 Summary record of the 3578th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3579 Summary record of the 3579th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3580 Summary record of the 3580th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3581 Summary record of the 3581st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3582 Summary record of the 3582nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3583 Summary record of the 3583rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3584 Summary record of the 3584th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3585 Summary record of the 3585th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3586 Summary record of the 3586th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3587 Summary record of the 3587th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3588 Summary record of the 3588th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3589 Summary record of the 3589th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3590 Summary record of the 3590th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3591 Summary record of the 3591st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3592 Summary record of the 3592nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3593 Summary record of the 3593rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3594 Summary record of the 3594th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3595 Summary record of the 3595th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3596 Summary record of the 3596th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3597 Summary record of the 3597th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3598 Summary record of the 3598th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3599 Summary record of the 3599th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3600 Summary record of the 3600th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3601 Summary record of the 3601st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3602 Summary record of the 3602nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3603 Summary record of the 3603rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3604 Summary record of the 3604th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3605 Summary record of the 3605th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3606 Summary record of the 3606th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3607 Summary record of the 3607th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3608 Summary record of the 3608th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3609 Summary record of the 3609th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3610 Summary record of the 3610th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3611 Summary record of the 3611th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.3612 Summary record of the 3612th meeting

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