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Seventy-fourth Session (2023)

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TUESDAY, 25 April 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3613th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3613)

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  • Election of officers
    • The Commission elected Ms. Nilüfer Oral (Türkiye) as its Chair, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez (Ecuador) as the First Vice-Chair, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh (Sierra Leone) as Second Vice-Chair, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis (Latvia) as Chair of the Drafting Committee, and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (Viet Nam) as Rapporteur.
  • Programme of work
  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. August Reinisch, introduced his first report on the topic “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties” (A/CN.4/756). The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic.

WEDNESDAY, 26 April 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3614th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3614)

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  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/756).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Co-Chair of the Study Group on “Sea level rise in relation to international law”, 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. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Patrícia Galvão Teles, Ms. Nilüfer Oral and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria; Members: Mr. Dapo Akande, Mr. Carlos J. Argüello Gómez, Mr. Masahiko Asada, Mr. Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Ahmed Laraba, Mr. Keun-Gwan Lee, Ms. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Mr. Ivon Mingashang, Mr. Giuseppe Nesi, Ms. Phoebe Okowa, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Mario Oyarzábal, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis, Mr. Bimal N. Patel, Mr. August Reinisch, Ms. Penelope Ridings, Mr. Louis Savadogo, Mr. Munkh-Orgil Tsend, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (ex officio).

THURSDAY, 27 April 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3615th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3615)

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  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/756).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, announced the composition of the Planning Group which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez; Members: Mr. Dapo Akande, Mr. Carlos J. Argüello Gómez, Mr. Masahiko Asada, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Keun-Gwan Lee, Ms. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Mr. Ivon Mingashang, Mr. Giuseppe Nesi, Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen, Ms. Phoebe Okowa, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Mario Oyarzábal, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis, Mr. Bimal N. Patel, Mr. August Reinisch, Ms. Penelope Ridings, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Louis Savadogo and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 28 April 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3616th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3616)

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  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/756).

TUESDAY, 2 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3617th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3617)

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  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/756).

WEDNESDAY, 3 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3618th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3618)

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  • The Commission observed a minute of silence in memory of Mr. Sompong Sucharitkul, former member of the Commission.
  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/756).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties”, which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis; Special Rapporteur: Mr. August Reinisch; Members: Mr. Dapo Akande, Mr. Masahiko Asada, Mr. Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Keun-Gwan Lee, Ms. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Mr. Ivon Mingashang, Mr. Giuseppe Nesi, Ms. Phoebe Okowa, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Mario Oyarzábal, Mr. Bimal N. Patel, Ms. Penelope Ridings, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Alioune Sall, Mr. Louis Savadogo and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 5 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3619th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3619)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, introduced his first report on the topic “Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea” (A/CN.4/758).  The Commission began its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic. 

TUESDAY, 9 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3620th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3620)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/758).
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “General principles of law”, which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez; Members: Mr. Dapo Akande, Mr. Carlos J. Argüello Gómez, Mr. Masahiko Asada, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Keun-Gwan Lee, Ms. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Mr. Ivon Mingashang, Mr. Giuseppe Nesi, Ms. Phoebe Okowa, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Mario Oyarzábal, Mr. Bimal N. Patel, Mr. August Reinisch, Ms. Penelope Ridings, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Alioune Sall, Mr. Louis Savadogo, Mr. Munkh-Orgil Tsend and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (ex officio).

WEDNESDAY, 10 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3621st meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3621)

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  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Commission appointed Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff as Special Rapporteur on the topic “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction”.  The Commission also appointed Mr. August Reinisch as Chair of the Working Group on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility”.
  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/758).

THURSDAY, 11 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3622nd meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3622)

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  • Visit of 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 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.

FRIDAY, 12 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3623rd meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3623)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/758).

MONDAY, 15 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3624th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3624)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/758).

TUESDAY, 16 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3625th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3625)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/758).  The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate.  The Commission referred draft articles 1 to 3 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea”, which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Yacouba Cissé; Members: Mr. Dapo Akande, Mr. Masahiko Asada, Mr. Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, Mr. Claudio Grossman Guiloff, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, Mr. Keun-Gwan Lee, Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Mr. Ivon Mingashang, Mr. Giuseppe Nesi,  Ms. Nilüfer Oral, Mr. Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, Mr. Mario Oyarzábal, Mr. Bimal N. Patel, Mr. August Reinisch, Ms. Penelope Ridings, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Louis Savadogo and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (ex officio).
  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Special Rapporteur, Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh, introduced his first report on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” (A/CN.4/760).

WEDNESDAY, 17 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3626th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3626)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

THURSDAY, 18 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3627th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3627)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

FRIDAY, 19 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3628th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3628)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “General principles of law” (A/CN.4/L.982). The Commission considered the report and adopted the text of the following draft conclusions on “General principles of law” on first reading: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application), 2 (Recognition/Reconnaissance), 3 (Categories of general principles of law/Catégories de principes généraux du droit), 4 (Identification of general principles of law derived from national legal systems/Détermination des principes généraux du droit provenant des systèmes juridiques nationaux), 5 (Determination of the existence of a principle common to the various legal systems of the world/Détermination de l’existence d’un principe commun aux différents systèmes juridiques du monde), 6 (Determination of transposition to the international legal system/Détermination de la transposition dans le système juridique international), 7 (Identification of general principles of law formed within the international legal system/ Détermination des principes généraux du droit formés dans le cadre du système juridique international), 8 (Decisions of courts and tribunals/Décisions de juridictions), 9 (Teachings/Doctrine), 10 (Functions of general principles of law/Fonctions des principes généraux du droit) and 11 (Relationship between general principles of law and treaties and customary international law/Relations entre les principes généraux du droit et les traités et le droit international coutumier).
  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

TUESDAY, 23 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3629th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3629)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

WEDNESDAY, 24 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3630th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3630)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

THURSDAY, 25 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3631st meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3631)

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  • Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are partie
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties” (A/CN.4/L.983). The Commission considered the report and adopted the titles and texts of the following draft guidelines on “Settlement of international disputes to which international organizations are parties”: 1 (Scope/Objet) and 2 (Use of terms/Employ des termes) [as amended]. The Commission decided to change the title of the topic to “Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties”.
  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

THURSDAY, 25 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3632nd meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3632)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760).

FRIDAY, 26 May 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3633rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3633)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued its consideration of the Special Rapporteur’s first report on the topic (A/CN.4/760). The Special Rapporteur summed up the debate. The Commission referred draft conclusions 1 to 5 to the Drafting Committee.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee, Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis, announced the composition of the Drafting Committee on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law”, which is as follows: Chair: Mr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis; Special Rapporteur: Mr. Charles Chernor Jalloh; Members: Mr. Dapo Akande, Mr. Carlos J.Argüello Gómez, Mr. Masahiko Asada, Mr. Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, Mr. Mathias Forteau, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, Mr. Huikang Huang, Mr. Keun-Gwan Lee, Ms. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Mr. Ivon Mingashang, Mr. Giuseppe Nesi, Ms. Phoebe Okowa, Mr. Mario Oyarzábal, Mr. Bimal N. Patel, Mr. August Reinisch, Ms. Penelope Ridings, Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Mr. Alioune Sall, Mr. Louis Savadogo, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, Mr. Evgeny Zagaynov and Mr. Hong Thao Nguyen (ex officio).

FRIDAY, 2 June 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3634th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3634)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea” (A/CN.4/L.984). The Commission considered the report and adopted the titles and texts of the following draft articles on “Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea”: 1 (Scope/Champ d’application) and 2 (Definition of piracy/Définition de la piraterie) and 3 (Definition of armed robbery at sea/Définition du vol à main armée en mer) [as amended]. 

MONDAY, 3 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3635th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3635)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented the report of the Drafting Committee on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” (A/CN.4/L.985). The Commission considered the report and adopted the titles and texts of the following draft conclusions on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law”: 1 (Scope/Objet), 2 (Categories of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Catégories de moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles de droit international) and 3 (General criteria for the assessment of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Critères généraux d’appréciation des moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles de droit international). 

TUESDAY, 4 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3636th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3636)

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  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Vice-President of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Mr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, addressed the Commission.  An exchange of views followed.

THURSDAY, 6 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3637th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3637)

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  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Chair of the African Union Commission on International Law, Prof. Hajer Gueldich, and the General Rapporteur of the African Union Commission on International Law, Prof. Kevin Ferdinand Ndjimba, addressed the Commission.  An exchange of views followed.

THURSDAY, 13 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3638th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3638)

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  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Chair of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), Ambassador Helmut Tichy, and the Legal Adviser to the Council of Europe, Mr. Jörg Polakiewicz, addressed the Commission.  An exchange of views followed.
  • Programme, procedures, working methods of the Commission and its documentation
    • The Commission created an open-ended Working Group on the “Commentaries submitted for the topic on Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea” and appointed Ms. Nilüfer Oral as Chair of the open-ended Working Group.

TUESDAY, 18 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3639th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3639)

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

TUESDAY, 18 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3640th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3640)

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  • Cooperation with other bodies
    • The Secretary-General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, Mr. Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol, addressed the Commission. An exchange of views followed.

THURSDAY, 20 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3641st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3641)

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  • Memorial meeting
    • The Commission held a memorial meeting in honour of the memory of former members Mr. Gaetano Arangio-Ruiz, Mr. Guillaume Pambou-Tchivounda, Mr. Sompong Sucharitkul and Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti.

FRIDAY, 21 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3642nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3642)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Chair of the Drafting Committee presented an additional report of the Drafting Committee on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” (A/CN.4/L.985/Add.1). The Commission took note of the report as orally revised.

MONDAY, 24 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3643rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3643)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter IV 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), 2 (Recognition/ Reconnaissance), 3 (Categories of general principles of law/ Catégories de principes généraux du droit), 4 (Identification of general principles of law derived from national legal systems/ Détermination des principes généraux du droit provenant des systèmes juridiques nationaux), 5 (Determination of the existence of a principle common to the various legal systems of the world/ Détermination de l’existence d’un principe commun aux différents systèmes juridiques du monde) and 6 (Determination of transposition to the international legal system/ Détermination de la transposition dans le système juridique international) (A/CN.4/L.976 and A/CN.4/L.976/Add.1), as amended.

TUESDAY, 25 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3644th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3644)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “General principles of law” and adopted a further part of section C. including the commentary to draft conclusion 7 (Identification of general principles of law formed within the international legal system/ Détermination des principes généraux du droit formés dans le cadre du système juridique international) (A/CN.4/L.976 and A/CN.4/L.976/Add.1), as amended.

TUESDAY, 25 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3645th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3645)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “General principles of law” and adopted a further part of section C. including the commentary to draft conclusions 8 (Decisions of courts and tribunals/Décisions de juridictions) and 9 (Teachings/Doctrine (A/CN.4/L.976 and A/CN.4/L.976/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 26 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3646th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3646)

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  • General principles of law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter IV on “General principles of law” and adopted the remaining part of section C. including the commentary to draft conclusions 10 (Functions of general principles of law/Fonctions des principes généraux du droit) and 11 (Relationship between general principles of law and treaties and customary international law/ Relations entre les principes généraux du droit et les traités et le droit international coutumier), (A/CN.4/L.976 and A/CN.4/L.976/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 26 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3647th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3647)

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  • Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter V on “Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties” and adopted sections A., B. and part of section C. including the commentary to draft guideline 1 (Scope/Objet) (A/CN.4/L.977 and A/CN.4/L.977/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 27 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3648th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3648)

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  • Oral report of the Planning Group
    • The Chair of the Planning Group, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, presented the oral report of the Planning Group.  The Commission took note of the oral report of the Planning Group.
  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Chair of the Working Group on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility”, Mr. August Reinisch, presented the oral report of the Working Group.  The Commission took note of the oral report the Working Group, including the recommendations contained therein.
  • Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties” and adopted a further part of section C. including part of the commentary to draft guideline 2 (Use of terms/Emploi des termes), (A/CN.4/L.977 and A/CN.4/L.977/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 27 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3649th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3649)

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  • Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter V on “Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties” and adopted the remaining part of section C. including part of the commentary to draft guidelines 2 (Use of terms/Emploi des termes), (A/CN.4/L.977 and A/CN.4/L.977/Add.1), as amended.
  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VI on “Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea” and adopted sections A., B. and part of section C. including part of the commentary to draft article 1 (Scope/Champ d’application (A/CN.4/L.978 and A/CN.4/L.978/Add.1), as amended.

FRIDAY, 28 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3650th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3650)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission began consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted section A. and part of section B. (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.
  • Sea-level rise in relation to international law
    • The Co-Chair of the Study Group on “Sea-level rise in relation to international law”, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, presented the oral report of the Study Group.  The Commission took note of the oral report of the Study Group.

MONDAY, 31 July 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3651st meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3651)

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  • Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VI on “Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea” and adopted the remaining part of section C. including the commentary to draft article 1 (Scope/Champ d’application) and 2 (Use of terms/Définition de la piraterie) (A/CN.4/L.978 and A/CN.4/L.978/Add.1), as amended.
  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted the remaining part of section  B. (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.

WEDNESDAY, 2 August 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3652nd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3652)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted part of section C. including part of the general commentary (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.
  • Memorial meeting
    • The Commission held a memorial meeting in honour of the memory of the former member Mr. João Clemente Baena Soares.

WEDNESDAY, 2 August 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3653rd meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3653)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted part of section C. including a further part of the general commentary (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.      

THURSDAY, 3 August 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3654th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3654)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted part of section C. including the remaining part of the general commentary and the commentary to draft conclusions 1 (Scope/Objet), (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.

THURSDAY, 3 August 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3655th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3655)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted a further part of section C. including part of the commentary to draft conclusion 2 (Categories of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Catégories de moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles) (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.
  • Sea-level rise in relation to international law
    • The Commission adopted Chapter VIII on “Sea-level rise in relation to international law” (A/CN.4/L.980), as amended.
  • Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission
    • The Commission adopted Chapter III on “Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission” (A/CN.4/L.975), as amended.
  • Succession of States in respect of State responsibility
    • The Commission adopted Chapter IX on “Succession of States in respect of State responsibility” (A/CN.4/L.986), as amended.

FRIDAY, 4 August 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3656th meeting  (A/CN.4/SR.3656)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted a further part of section C. including a further part of the commentary to draft conclusion 2 (Categories of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Catégories de moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles) and part of the commentary to draft conclusion 3 (General criteria for the assessment of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Critères généraux d’appréciation des moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles de droit international) (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), 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.981), as amended.
  • Introduction
    • The Commission adopted Chapter I on “Introduction” (A/CN.4/L.973), as amended.
  • Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventy-fourth session
    • The Commission adopted Chapter II on “Summary of the work of the Commission at its seventy-fourth session” (A/CN.4/L.974), as amended.

FRIDAY, 4 August 2023
Seventy-fourth session
United Nations Office at Geneva
3657th meeting (A/CN.4/SR.3657)

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  • Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law
    • The Commission continued consideration of Chapter VII on “Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law” and adopted the remaining part of section C. including the remaining part of the commentary to draft conclusion 2 (Categories of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Catégories de moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles) and the remaining part of the commentary to draft conclusion 3 (General criteria for the assessment of subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law/Critères généraux d’appréciation des moyens auxiliaires de détermination des règles de droit international), (A/CN.4/L.979 and A/CN.4/L.979/Add.1), as amended.
  • Adoption of the report
    • The Commission adopted its report of the seventy-fourth session as a whole and thus concluded its work for that session.