UPDATED REGULARLY – Last Update on 2 November 2016

Among the agenda items allocated to the UNGA Sixth Committee at this session, the following are of particular interest:

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (Agenda item 74)

See the Summary of work.

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts : comments and information received from Governments : report of the Secretary-General (A/71/79), 21 April 2016

 

Video of 9th meeting – 10 Oct 2016 


Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session (Agenda item 76)

See the Summary of work.

Video of 11th meeting (10 Oct 2016), Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session [A/71/17]

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session (Agenda item 78)

See our dedicaced webpage on the 2016 ILC Report.


Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts (Agenda item 81)

See the Summary of Work

Video of 10th meeting (10 October 2016), [2.] Status of Protocols Additional to the Geneva Convention of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [item 81] [A/71/183 and A/71/183/Add.1].

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (Agenda item 85)

See the Summary of Work.

At its seventieth session (2015), the GA had invited Member States and relevant observers, as appropriate, to submit information and observations on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, information on the relevant applicable international treaties and their national legal rules and judicial practice, and requested the UN Secretary-General to prepare and submit to the Assembly at its seventy-first session a report based on such information and observations. The Assembly decided that the Sixth Committee would continue its consideration of the item, without prejudice to the consideration of the topic and related issues in other forums of the United Nations, and that a working group of the Sixth Committee would be established at the seventy-first session of the Assembly to continue to undertake a thorough discussion of the scope and application of universal jurisdiction. The Assembly decided that the working group would be open to all Member States and that relevant observers to the Assembly would be invited to participate in the work of the working group (see GA resolution 70/119).

Video of 14th meeting (13 October 2016) – [1.] The scope and principle of universal jurisdiction [item 85] [A/71/111].

The law of transboundary aquifers (Agenda item 86)

See the Summary of work.

TO BE UPDATED

 


Selected side events

25 October 2016 (6:30pm) – event on “Reservations to Treaties: Beyond the Guide to Practice, organized by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

This event will feature H.E. Judge Christopher Greenwood (ICJ) as moderator, and the following speakers: Professor Alain Pellet, Former Chairman of the ILC, Sir Michael Wood, Member of the ILC, Dr. Ben Juratowitch, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Dr. Daniel Müller, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

26 October 2016 (1:15pm – 2:45pm) – Seminar on “General principles of law – judicial theory or everyday practice of international courts?”, organised by the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations.

This event will feature Prof. Władysław Czapliński (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) as moderator, and the following panelists: Prof. Christopher Waters (University of Windsor, Canada), Prof. Neha Jain (University of Minnesota Law School, United States), and Dr. Marija Đorđeska (political officer at the European Union Delegation to Malaysia, EEAS).

28 October 2016 (1:15pm – 2:30pm) – Open Briefing on “Assessment of the High Level Review of United Nations Sanctions” organized by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN.