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Hague Conference on Private International Law

  • Description: The Hague Conference is an intergovernmental organization, designed to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law. The Conference’s website provides the full text of all its multilateral treaties negotiated and drafted in the different fields of private international law.

 Multilaterals Project

  • Description: A project of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, this website provides the full text of multilateral treaties, arranged by topic and date. The site also has a search engine, and links to other treaty sources.

 United Nations Treaty Collection

  • Description: The Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations serves as a repository for all treaties entered into by member states. This collection includes the full text of treaties as they appear in the United Nations Treaty Series, the text of recently deposited multilateral treaties, the status of multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary General, and a search engine to locate treaties.

 Treaties on THOMAS (Library of Congress)

  • Description: This section of the THOMAS website, maintained by the Library of Congress, provides information on the status of treaties submitted to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent, as required under the U.S. Constitution. The website also has links to the text of some treaties. Coverage of treaty status begins with the 90th Congress (1967), and links to the treaty texts in Senate Document form begins with the 104th Congress (1997).

 U.S. State Department's Legal Advisor for Treaty Affairs

  • Description: The Office of the Assistant Legal Advisor for Treaty Affairs serves as the principal U.S. government repository for U.S. treaties and other international agreements. The Office’s website provides information about U.S. treaty practice, and has links to an electronic version of the most recent issue of Treaties in Force, and Treaty Actions. It also provides the text of recent treaties and international agreements through links to TIAS and Reporting International Agreements to Congress under the Case Act.