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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. Part 4, Legal questions. Chapter 3, Legal aspects of international political relations
During 2001, the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court, created by the 1998 United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court to make arrangements for the coming into operation of the Court, made significant progress in drafting the instruments essential for the Court's functioning. Its report for the year contained the draft texts of the Relationship Agreement between the Court and the United Nations, the Financial Regulations, the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Court, and the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly of States Parties. The Netherlands, host country of the Court, had chosen a site for the Court's future headquarters and was making temporary premises ready for its use in the interim. The General Assembly welcomed the progress made and called on all States that had signed the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to consider ratifying or acceding to it without delay. The Assembly expressed appreciation to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the work it had accomplished during its 2001 session in the codification and progressive development of international law, in particular for its completion of the final draft articles on “Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts”, which it commended to the attention of Governments. The Assembly further expressed appreciation for ILC's valuable work on the prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities (a sub-topic of international liability for injurious consequences arising out of acts not prohibited by international law), the draft texts of the preamble and 19 articles, which ILC had also completed and adopted. The Ad Hoc Committee on the convention for suppression of nuclear terrorism continued, within the framework of a working group of the Assembly's Sixth (Legal) Committee, to elaborate a comprehensive convention on international terrorism, to resolve outstanding issues relating to the preparation of a draft international convention for the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, and to keep on its agenda the possible convening of a high-level conference under UN auspices to formulate a joint international response to terrorism. The Security Council and the Assembly strongly condemned the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States, and called for international cooperation to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of those outrages. Subsequently, the Council specified a number of measures addressed to States to help eliminate international terrorism. Disturbed by the persistence of terrorist acts worldwide, the Assembly also urged all States that had not done so, to consider, as a matter of priority, becoming parties to relevant conventions and protocols relating to the prevention, suppression and financing of terrorism. Concerned by the increasing dangers and security risks faced by UN and associated personnel in the field, the Assembly also called on all States to consider becoming parties to the relevant international instruments, in particular the 1994 Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel.
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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. v. 55; Vol. 55
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