318. The work of the International Law Commission in the field of international responsibility.

The modern law of international responsibility has to a very large extent been shaped by the work of the International Law Commission ('ILC')1, in particular its long-running examination of the topic of state responsibility, as well as its work on diplomatic protection, responsibility of international organisations and liability for acts not prohibited by international law. The topic of state responsibility was included in the original plan of work for the ILC. A complete set of draft Articles was eventually adopted on first reading by the International Law Commission in 19962. The process of second reading was finally completed in 2001, resulting in the adoption by the ILC of the draft Articles on the Responsibility of States for International