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Finding International Treaties "cheat Sheet"

Finding International Treaties "Cheat Sheet"

See also Treaty Research

 

Leanne Walther, November 1997

 

 

You Know:

You Need The:

Use to Find:

Subject or Citations

Status: U.S. is not a party

1 ,2, 3, 4, 27*

Subject or Citations

Status: U.S. is not necessarily a party.

5, 6, 7, 29

Subject

List of treaties and agreements on a particular subject**

7, 8, 9, 27***, 30, 31

Subject, Name, and/or Date (1648-1920)

Text of agreement+

4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13 (Cites)

Subject, Name, and/or Date after 1920

Text of agreement+

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 29, 30 (Cites)

Country

List of Agreements by Subject: U.S. is not a party.

4, 9, 10, 27

Country

 

List of Agreements by Subject: U.S. is notnecessarily a party.

7, 20, 27

Senate Executive Document/Report No.

Text and accompanying info from Executive Branch.

21, 22, 23

Senate Executive Document/Report No.

Status of proposed treaty.

24

  • *ILM has Treaty Actions Table reprinted from US Department of State Dispatch
  • **not including special subject treaty collections.
  • ***ILM has cumulated 10-year indexes and yearly indexes.
  • +does not include special subject treaty collections.

A Selective List of Sources

  1. Department of State Bulletin
  2. US Department of State Dispatch LEXIS: GENFED lib.; DSTATE file. WESTLAW: USDPTSTDIS
  3. LEXIS:DSTATE file in GENFED lib. & WESTLAW:USDPTSTDIS to update #1,2,4
  4. Treaties in Force
  5. Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Sec-Gen (UN) Internet:
  6. Bowman, Multilateral Treaties: Index and Current Status & Annual supp.
  7. Rohn, World Treaty Index (1900-1980)
  8. Kavass, Current Treaty Index (supp. to #10)
  9. A Guide to the U.S. Treaties in Force
  10. Kavass, US Treaty Index: 1776-1990, Consolidation & 1995 rev. ; Hein US Treaty Index, 1776-present on CD-ROM.
  11. Parry, Consolidated Treaty Series, 1648-1920.
  12. Parry, Index Guide to Treaties (CTS)
  13. Index to Multilateral Treaties (to 1963)
  14. Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS)
  15. US Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST) 1950 - WESTLAW: USTREATIES
  16. Bevans, Treaties & Other Int'l Agmnts of the US, 1776-1949.
  17. Miller, Treaties & Other Int'l Acts of the US (1776-1863)
  18. Malloy, Treaties, Conventions, Int'l Acts, Protocols & Agreements between the US & Other Powers, 1776-1909.
  19. League of Nations Treaty Series (LNS) 1920-45.
  20. United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) 1950- microfiche Note: Indexing is not cumulative and lags far behind. CD-ROM index (partial coverage)
  21. Senate Executive Reports (from 1970 forward see CIS indexes and abstracts )
  22. Senate Treaty Documents (from 1970 forward see CIS indexes and abstracts)
  23. Serial Set (Must use for documents before 1969. Use Serial Set indexes.
  24. CCH Congressional Index
  25. Heins, US Treaties & Other Int'l Agreements (microfiche )
  26. Vol. 64 Statutes at Large, pt.3,1107- et seq.: all treaties of the US from 1789-1949 (except Indian treaties)
  27. International Legal Materials (1962-) SELECTED Treaties, agreements, protocols. LEXIS: INTLAW library, ILM file; WESTLAW: ILM. Both from 1980 to present.
  28. Encyclopedia of European Community Law, vol.B,pt.III & IV - Treaties between EC and non-members. LEXIS: EURCOM;INTLAW libs., ECLAW file LEXIS: EURCOM;INTLAW libs., ECLAW file
  29. Directory of Community Legislation in Force
  30. International Law and World Order: Basic Documents. JX 68
  31. Multilateral Treaties and Conventions (general) Internet: