Finding the text of treaties, plus information about status and parties.
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014
This guide covers the most commonly-used sources for:
The following web sites and books offer great advice on treaty research.
- Guide to Treaty Research - Columbia Law Library
Explanations, advice, and links. (By Simon Canick & Beth Williams; last updated in 2011).
- Treaties - ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
Includes: links to collections of multilateral and bilateral treaties; links to treaty status information; information about commercial online treaty collections; a brief introduction to treaty research. (By Jill Watson; last updated in 2010).
- Treaty Research - Georgetown Law Library
Links and advice. This guide begins with a "Treaty Quick Finder" organized by party, organization, and topic. (Last updated in 2008.)
- Researching Treaties Tutorial
From Georgetown Law Library. (Last updated in 2006.)
- An Introduction to Sources for Treaty Research
Research advice, terminology, and links. (By Mark Engsberg & Mary Beth Chappell; last updated in 2011).
- Researching U.S. Treaties and Agreements
Solid information from a leading expert in international law research. (By Marci Hoffman; last updated in 2001).
- Treaties & International Agreements
Chapter 4 of International Legal Research in a Nutshell (2008), by Marci B. Hoffman & Robert C. Berring. In print, at KZ 1234 .H64 2008 Law Open Reserve.
- International Law
Chapter 9 of Legal Research in a Nutshell, 10th ed. (2010), by Morris L. Cohen & Kent C. Olson. In print, at KF 240 .C54 2010 Law Open Reserve.