The Expulsion of Aliens and Other Topics: The Sixty-Fourth Session of the International Law Commission

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Sean D. Murphy

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This essay analyzes the work of the International Law Commission during its sixty-fourth session in Geneva from May 7 to June 1, and from July 2 to August 3, 2012. The session marked the first year of a new quinquennium (2012-2016), with the Commission having completed its work during the prior quinquennium on four major topics: transboundary aquifers; reservations to treaties; responsibility of international organizations; and effects of armed conflict on treaties. The central topic under discussion during the sixty-fourth session concerned the expulsion of aliens, which led to the adoption on first reading of thirty-two articles, together with commentaries, regarding a State’s power to remove non-nationals coercively from its territory. Work proceeded on the other topics already on the ILC’s agenda and two new topics were added to that agenda: the provisional application of treaties and customary international law.

Keywords: International Law Commission, codification, progressive development

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Sean D., The Expulsion of Aliens and Other Topics: The Sixty-Fourth Session of the International Law Commission (2012). American Journal of International Law, Vol. 107, 2013; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-10; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2170506

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