Sixth Committee (Legal) — 75th session

Expulsion of Aliens (Agenda item 82)

Draft resolution A/C.6/75/L.18 was adopted without a vote at the 19th meeting on 19 November 2020. The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.


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Background (source: A/75/100)

At its sixty-ninth session, in 2014, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session”, considered chapter IV of the report of the Commission, which contained the draft articles on the expulsion of aliens together with a recommendation, in paragraph 42, that the Assembly: (a) take note of the draft articles on the expulsion of aliens in a resolution, annex the articles to the resolution and encourage their widest possible dissemination; and (b) consider, at a later stage, the elaboration of a convention on the basis of the draft articles. The Assembly welcomed the conclusion of the work of the Commission on the expulsion of aliens, expressed its appreciation to the Commission for its continuing contribution to the codification and progressive development of international law, took note of the recommendation of the International Law Commission contained in paragraph 42 of its report and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-second session an item entitled “Expulsion of aliens” (resolution 69/119).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 18 delegations (see A/C.6/72/SR.14 and 15). The Assembly decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, with a view to examining, inter alia, the question of the form that might be given to the articles or any other appropriate action (resolution 72/117).

Consideration at the seventy-fifth session

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