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Eighth Session (1956)


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

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/95 Provisional Agenda
A/CN.4/96 Report on International Responsibility by Mr. F.V. Garcia-Amador, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/97 + Corr.1 + Add.1–3 Report on Questions Relating to the Regime of the High Seas and the Territorial Sea by Mr. J.P.A. François, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/98 Codification of the International Law Relating to Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities, Memorandum prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/99 + Add.1–9 Comments by Governments on the Provisional Articles Concerning the Regime of the High Seas and the Draft Articles on the Regime of the Territorial Sea adopted by the International Law Commission at its Seventh Session
A/CN.4/100 Comments by Inter-governmental Organizations on Articles regarding Fishing embodied in the Provisional Articles concerning the Regime of the High Seas adopted by the International Law Commission at its Seventh Session.
A/CN.4/101 Report on the Law of Treaties by Mr. G.G. Fitzmaurice
A/CN.4/102 + Corr.1–2/Rev.1 + Corr.3–4 + Add.1 Cooperation with Inter-American Bodies — Report by the Secretary on the proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Inter-American Council of Jurists held at Mexico City, January-February 1956
A/CN.4/103 Regime of the High Seas — Supplementary Report — The Right of International Organizations to Sail Vessels under their Flags, by Mr. J.P.A. François, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/104 Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its Eighth Session, 23 April–4 July 1956, Official Records of the General Assembly, Eleventh Session, Supplement No. 9 (A/3159)

Limited Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/L.55 Law of treaties: working paper prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.64 Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.65 Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.66 Agenda of the 331st meeting of the Commission
A/CN.4/L.67 Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/L.68 + Add.1–5 Draft report of the International Law Commission covering the work of its eighth session

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.331 Summary record of the 331st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.332 Summary record of the 332nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.333 Summary record of the 333rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.334 Summary record of the 334th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.335 Summary record of the 335th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.336 Summary record of the 336th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.337 Summary record of the 337th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.338 Summary record of the 338th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.339 Summary record of the 339th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.340 Summary record of the 340th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.341 Summary record of the 341st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.342 Summary record of the 342nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.343 Summary record of the 343rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.344 Summary record of the 344th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.345 Summary record of the 345th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.346 Summary record of the 346th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.347 Summary record of the 347th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.348 Summary record of the 348th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.349 Summary record of the 349th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.350 Summary record of the 350th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.351 Summary record of the 351st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.352 Summary record of the 352nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.353 Summary record of the 353rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.354 Summary record of the 354th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.355 Summary record of the 355th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.356 Summary record of the 356th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.357 Summary record of the 357th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.358 Summary record of the 358th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.359 Summary record of the 359th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.360 Summary record of the 360th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.361 Summary record of the 361st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.362 Summary record of the 362nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.363 Summary record of the 363rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.364 Summary record of the 364th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.365 Summary record of the 365th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.366 Summary record of the 366th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.367 Summary record of the 367th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.368 Summary record of the 368th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.369 Summary record of the 369th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.370 Summary record of the 370th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.371 Summary record of the 371st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.372 Summary record of the 372nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.373 Summary record of the 373rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.374 Summary record of the 374th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.375 Summary record of the 375th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.376 Summary record of the 376th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.377 Summary record of the 377th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.378 Summary record of the 378th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.379 Summary record of the 379th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.380 Summary record of the 380th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.381 Summary record of the 381st meeting

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  • In some cases, documents have deliberately been excluded from this website, including draft documents such as the draft report of the International Law Commission, which serves as the basis for the Commission adoption of its annual report, and which, accordingly, is superceded as soon as the final version is adopted;
  • In connection with more recent documentation (post-1995), where a Yearbook of the International Law Commission volume does not yet exist, links are provided to the version available on the United Nations Optical Disk System, i.e. the version which the Commission itself considered (and not the final edited version to be included in a Yearbook); in some cases such documents (or particular language versions thereof) are not available on that System, for technical reasons.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, summary records are available in English and French only. Additional language versions are made available as and when the respective volumes of the Yearbook are published.
  • In the case of documents issued in mimeograph format in earlier years, those that were subsequently reproduced in the Yearbook of the International Law Commission have been made available. Where hard copies of the individual documents not in the Yearbook still exist, attempts have been made to also have those digitized and placed on this site to provide as complete a collection as possible;
  • Up until 1955 documents were issued in the original language of submission, and the other linguistic versions were not always produced, i.e. some documents were only issued in English or in French or in Spanish;