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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on International LawAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number660
Original Establishment Date8/22/1986Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.state.gov/s/l/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date4/21/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter4/21/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Alison
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR.
Specific Termination Authority22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Welcher
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 647-1646
Effective Date Of Authority*8/22/1986Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*welcherar@state.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*During FY 2018, the Committee once again provided a valuable forum for a lively exchange of views on U.S. policy on important international law issues. The Committee continued to produce spirited and open discussion among leading U.S. international law experts, giving the Legal Adviser and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys useful observations concerning their analyses of current issues, providing alternative views, and flagging potential problems. These exchanges also gave Committee members – leading international lawyers – a better understanding of the Government's concerns and objectives. During FY 2018, the Committee considered various issues relating to international law. Committee members provided comments and insights that aided in structuring the U.S. analyses and approaches on these current topics involving vital U.S. interests. The Committee's discussions on these matters with the Legal Adviser and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys enhanced their legal advice to the Secretary of State and the Department of State.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee’s membership is composed of (i) former Legal Advisers; (ii) members of the private bar; and (iii) law school faculty members and representatives of professional associations focused on international law. Members reflect a variety of political viewpoints. Committee members are leaders or active participants in national and influential bar associations or other professional societies. Their participation in the Committee allows the U.S. Government not only to ascertain the views of these organizations but also to ensure that United States Government positions are effectively disseminated to leading members of the U.S. international law community.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee generally meets twice a year. The Legal Adviser, Acting Legal Adviser, or Principal Deputy Legal Adviser calls meetings of the Committee to obtain the Committee's views in light of pending issues. During FY 2019, there will likely be a continued need for the Committee's consultation on current issues.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee's membership includes former State Department Legal Advisers and many of the nation's outstanding academics and practitioners in the field of public international law. Together, the Committee members constitute a unique reservoir of experience and expertise in international law and foreign policy. The exchanges among the Committee members – as well as between the members, the Legal Adviser, and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys – could not be duplicated; the openness and candor of members’ advice, elicited during their interactions, is unparalleled. Moreover, the time and resources the Legal Adviser and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys save by soliciting such views through Committee meetings are considerable. The members are generous in giving their unremunerated time and advice to the Department through the Committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee does not provide formal recommendations, and thus does not generate any reports. All members are recognized experts in international law. Meetings are held in order to give them an opportunity to comment and offer suggestions or insights to the Legal Adviser and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys on international legal challenges currently being addressed. Costs are incurred to plan and manage the meetings and prepare relevant background materials for members and attendees.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentBecause there have been no formal recommendations, no actions have been taken as a result. The views of the Committee are taken into account, however.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe advice, perspective, and experience provided by Committee members cannot be quantified.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentCommittee members are not asked for formal recommendations as a Committee, and therefore do not provide consensus recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentBecause there have been no formal recommendations, none have been implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentBecause there have been no formal recommendations, none have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentThe Advisory Committee on International Law does not publish reports. Please contact the DFO for additional information regarding the Committee.
Agency Feedback CommentNot ApplicableNarrative Description*The Committee provides a valuable forum for a lively exchange of views on U.S. policy on important international law issues. Committee meetings continue to produce spirited and open discussion among leading U.S. international law experts, giving the Legal Adviser and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys useful observations concerning their analyses of current issues, providing alternative views, and flagging potential problems. These exchanges also gave Committee members – leading U.S. international lawyers – a much better understanding of the Government's concerns and objectives. Committee members thoughtfully discuss relevant issues, providing comments and insights that aid in structuring the U.S. analyses and approaches on current topics involving vital U.S. interests. The Committee's advice to the Legal Adviser and Office of the Legal Adviser attorneys enhances their legal advice to the Secretary of State and the Department of State and benefited U.S. policy on important legal issues.The Committee’s membership comprises members of the private bar and private companies, as well as law school faculty members and representatives of professional associations. Members reflect a variety of political viewpoints. Committee members are leaders or active participants in national and influential bar associations or other professional societies. Their participation in the Committee allows the U.S. Government not only to ascertain the views of these organizations but also to ensure that U.S. Government positions are effectively disseminated to leading members of the U.S. international law community.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001601Advisory Committee on International Law2017
 COM-002683Advisory Committee on International Law2016
 COM-003726Advisory Committee on International Law2015
 COM-004752Advisory Committee on International Law2014
 COM-005704Advisory Committee on International Law2013
 COM-006972Advisory Committee on International Law2012
 COM-007952Advisory Committee on International Law2011
 COM-009079Advisory Committee on International Law2010
 COM-010123Advisory Committee on International Law2009
 COM-011027Advisory Committee on International Law2008
 COM-011967Advisory Committee on International Law2007
 COM-012806Advisory Committee on International Law2006
 COM-013795Advisory Committee on International Law2005
 COM-014692Advisory Committee on International Law2004
 COM-015756Advisory Committee on International Law2003
 COM-016713Advisory Committee on International Law2002
 COM-017672Advisory Committee on International Law2001
 COM-018650Advisory Committee on International Law2000
 COM-019649Advisory Committee on International Law1999
 COM-020769Advisory Committee on International Law1998
 COM-021491Advisory Committee on International Law1997
 COM-033661Advisory Committee on International Law2018