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Statement by Mr. DUAN Jielong, Director-General of Treaty and Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, at the Sixth Committee of the 62nd Session of the UN General Assembly, on Item 82 "Report of the International Law Commission"
(Reservations to Treaties, Shared Natural Resources, Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute)

2007/11/01

New York, 1 November 2007

Mr. Chairman,

The Chinese delegation wishes to thank the Chairman of the current session of the ILC, Mr. Ian Brownlie, for his introduction of the work of the Commission. We congratulate the ILC for the achievements of the current session under the leadership of Mr. Brownlie. Now I'd like to comment on three topics.

I. Reservations to Treaties

At its 59th session, the ILC considered the 11th and 12th reports submitted by the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Alain Pellet, and adopted at referendum nine draft guidelines on the prohibition of reservations and the related commentaries. We would like to express our appreciation to Mr. Alain Pellet for his outstanding work and to make the following comments.

First. The nine draft guidelines on the prohibition of rese