In the preparation of all the said reports to the ILC, the present writer has availed himself of the valuable cooperation of Giuseppe Palmisano, at the time Assistant in the Roman Law Faculty, presently Professor of international law in the University of Camerino and Director of international studies in the CNR (National Research Council), Italy, as well as of Professors Alessandra Gianelli and Antonio Marchesi, presently Professors of International Law in the University of Teramo.