ILC Election


Professor August Reinisch re-elected member of the International Law Commission

Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. August Reinisch, LL.M., Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna and Head of the Section for International Law and International Relations, was re-elected member of the renowned International Law Commission (ILC) on Friday, 12 November 2021 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The ILC consists of 34 internationally recognized experts of International Law. Its core responsibility is the codification and the progressive development of international law. The ILC hence plays a crucial role within the framework of International Law. Its work resulted in drafts for highly important treaties, such as the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, or the Articles on State Responsibility.

Professor Reinisch was nominated as candidate by Austria to the Western European and Other States Group and gained the votes of a great majority of the UN General Assembly at the elections held on 12 November 2021 in New York. He will serve in this prestigious position for the term 2023 - 2027.

Outcome: 2021 Election of the International Law Commission — Membership — International Law Commission (