International Law Commission (ILC)

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Address Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Genève 10
Phone +41-22-917 12 34
Fax +41-22-917 00 01

Activity summary:

The International Law Commission is a UN body devoted to the codification and progressive development of international law. The ILC was established by the UN General Assembly in 1947, and meets in Geneva for up to three months each summer. It is composed of 34 experts representing the world’s principal legal systems, each elected for a term of five years by the UN General Assembly to serve in their personal capacity rather than as representatives of governments.
The ILC’s ongoing work also includes formulating international legal provisions in the areas of state responsibility and relations between states and international organisations.