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Sea-level rise in relation to international law

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At its seventy-first session, in 2019, the International Law Commission decided to include the topic "Sea-level rise in international law" in its programme of work, on the basis of the recommendation of the Working Group on the long-term programme of work. The Commission also decided to establish an open-ended Study Group on the topic, to be co-chaired, on a rotating basis, by: Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Mr. Yacouba Cissé, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, Ms. Nilüfer Oral and Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria. The Commission further received and took note of a joint oral report of the Co-Chairs of the Study Group on its consideration of an informal paper on the organization of its work containing a road map for 2019 to 2021.