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Seventy-fifth Session (2024)

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.4/762 Provisional agenda for the seventy-fifth session
A/CN.4/763 Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its seventy-eighth session, prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/764 Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties — Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/765 Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law — Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/766 Second report on the settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties, by August Reinisch, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/767 Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea — Writings relevant to the definitions of piracy and of armed robbery at sea — Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/768 Sea-level rise in relation to international law — Elements in the previous work of the International Law Commission that could be particularly relevant to the topic — Memorandum by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/769 Second report on subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law, by Charles Chernor Jalloh, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/770 Second report on prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea, by Yacouba Cissé, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/771/Add.2 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction: Additional comments and observations received from Governments (Addendum)
A/CN.4/773 + Add.1 Filling of casual vacancies in the Commission: Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/774 Sea-level rise in relation to international law — Additional paper to the second issues paper (2022) by Patrícia Galvão Teles and Juan José Ruda Santolaria, Co-Chairs of the Study Group on sea-level rise in relation to international law

Limited Documents

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A/CN.4/L.998 Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties: Titles of Part One and Part Two, and texts and titles of draft guidelines 3, 4 and 5 as provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee

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