Dr Azaria speaks at the United Nations event for the 70 Years of the International Law Commission
28 June 2018
Dr Azaria will join a programme including the President of the International Court of Justice and the Legal Advisor of the United Nations
On 5 July 2018, Dr Danae Azaria will speak at the United Nations (Geneva) at the official commemoration event for the 70 Years Anniversary of the International Law Commission. Dr Azaria, who has been conducting research in relation to the International Law Commission since 2013, will discuss the working methods of the Commission, touching on its adherence to substantive methodology; the role, preparation and adoption of Commentaries; as well as the Commission’s decision-making methods. Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice, will give the keynote speech.
Under the overarching theme '70 years of the International Law Commission — Drawing a balance for the future', the International Law Commission is celebrating its seventieth anniversary in 2018, with events in New York and Geneva (see 2017 ILC Report, chap. XI, sect. B). The anniversary event in New York was held on 21st May 2018, while the anniversary event in Geneva will take place 5th and 6th July 2018. It will consist of a solemn part and a meeting with Legal Advisers and other international law experts focusing on the functioning of the International Law Commission and its cooperation with Member States in the progressive development of international law and its codification.
The programme of the commemoration event in Geneva can be accessed here. The event is open and registration available online. The event will be filmed and will be available on the website of the International Law Commission.