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Seventy-fifth Session (2024)

In accordance with resolution  78/108 of 7 December 2023, the International Law Commission was scheduled to hold its seventy-fifth session at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) from 15 April to 31 May and from 1 July to 2 August 2024 (12 weeks). However, in light of the ongoing financial crisis, the session will now be held from 29 April to 31 May and from 1 July to 2 August 2024 (10 weeks), in conference room XXI.

Topics being considered in 2024

Filling of a casual vacancy

Further to the resignation of Mr. Bogdan Auescu (Romania), a casual vacancy has arisen in the Commission. (See A/CN.4/773 + Add.1)

Nomination(s) received:

  • Ms. Alina Orosan (Romania)
  • Mr. Pavel Šturma (Czech Republic)
  • Mr. Gentian Zyberi (Albania)

Ms. Alina Orosan (Romania) was elected by the Commission at the 3660th meeting, held on 1 May 2024.

Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction (Summary | Analytical Guide)

See also: Comments by Governments

Succession of States in respect of State responsibility (Summary | Analytical Guide)

See also: Comments by Governments

Sea-level rise in relation to international law (Summary | Analytical Guide)

See also: Comments by Governments

Settlement of disputes to which international organizations are parties (Summary | Analytical Guide

See also: Comments by Governments

Prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery at sea (Summary | Analytical Guide)

See also: Comments by Governments

Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law (Summary | Analytical Guide)

See also: Comments by Governments

Non-legally binding international agreements (Summary | Analytical Guide)

Commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Commission

The International Law Commission will celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary with a commemorative event in Geneva on 24 May 2024, jointly hosted with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

The event will be held from 13:30 to 18h30, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland). It will commence with a reception, generously offered by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and will be followed by introductory remarks and panel discussions concerning the Commission and its work.

The Commission and the Graduate Institute would greatly appreciate the presence of Permanent Representatives and lawyers from Permanent Missions in Geneva, the United Nations and other International Organizations, and from academia during the commemorative event.

See: letter of invitation and programme | Register here

Arrangements are also being made to hold a potential further commemorative event in New York during International Law Week, beginning on 21 October 2024.

La Commission du droit international célébrera son soixante-quinzième anniversaire lors d'un événement commémoratif à Genève le 24 mai 2024, organisé conjointement avec l'Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement.

L'événement aura lieu de 13h30 à 18h30, à l'Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, 1211 Genève, Suisse). Il débutera par une réception, généreusement offerte par le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Suisse, et sera suivi de remarques préliminaires et de panels sur la Commission et son œuvre.

La Commission et l'Institut de hautes études apprécieraient grandement la présence de représentants permanents et de juristes des missions permanentes à Genève, des Nations unies et d'autres organisations internationales, ainsi que d'universitaires, lors de l'événement commémoratif.

Voir : lettre d'invitation et programme | Inscrivez-vous ici (en anglais)

Des dispositions sont également envisagées pour organiser un autre événement commémoratif potentiel à New York pendant la Semaine du droit international, qui débutera le 21 octobre 2024.

Cooperation with other bodies

Other business

Date and place of the seventy-sixth session