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The object of this study is, as suggested by its title: "The Role of the International Law Commission in the Decade of International Law". In this exercise, the title role will be played by the International Law Commission in the context of the 'Decade of International Law' recently proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The contribution to be expected of the Commission will be viewed from the perspective of the prospect of enhancing the practice of states in the adoption of available means of their choice for the peaceful settlement of international disputes.