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Copyright (c) 1998 The American Society of International Law
American Journal of International Law

CURRENT DEVELOPMENT: THE WORK OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE AT THE FIFTY-SECOND SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

July, 1998

92 A.J.I.L. 568

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VIRGINIA MORRIS AND M.-CHRISTIANE BOURLOYANNIS VRAII AS *

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INTRODUCTION

At the fifty-second session of the General Assembly, the Sixth (Legal) Committee 1 reviewed the annual reports of the International Law Commission (ILC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (Special Committee) and the Committee on Relations with the Host Country (Host Country Committee). The Sixth Committee also considered proposals for three new legal instruments relating to (1) the establishment of a permanent international criminal court, (2) international terrorism and (3) jurisdictional immunities of states and their property, as well as other topics concerning the United Nations internal justice system, the United Nations Decade of International Law (Decade) and the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law. The topics are discussed in the order in which they were considered by the committee. 2

THE 1997 DEBATE OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its thirtieth session (item 148)

The Chairman of the thirtieth session of UNCITRAL, in 1997, Joseph F. Bossa (Uganda), introduced the Commission's annual report, 3 highlighting as the main achievement at that session the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency. He also drew attention to the Commission's work on a legislative guide to enactment of the Model Law, a legislative guide on privately financed infrastructure projects, a draft ...
 
 
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