Strasbourg Follow-up

Strasbourg Follow-up

The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs would greatly appreciate if all learned societies in international law could participate in its study on the means that could make documentation on customary international law more accessible. The research aims at learning more about the status of customary international law, and making suggestions on how to improve it (Rapport de la CDI, A/71/10, para. 56).

States, international organisations and other observers to the General Assembly, such as the ICRC, have already been contacted. The Codification Division now needs the support of academic societies to analyse some questions more in depth.


Of course, the participating societies will be mentioned in the official document to be submitted to the Commission during its seventieth session (2018).

All relevant information should be sent electronically to David Nanopoulos at the following email address:, and Ms. Judith Maclang-Violago at the following address:, before 1 July 2017.