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Treaties and International Agreements

Guide to print and electronic resources for finding bilateral and multilateral treaties.

Official Sources for U.S. Treaties

Bluebook Rule 21.4.5(a) (i) and (ii) requires that you cite to one of the following official U.S. treaty sources (in order of preference). If the agreement has not appeared in one of these official sources, cite an unofficial source (see boxes below).

Other Sources for Treaty Texts

According to Bluebook rule 21.4.5(b), for agreements to which the United States is not a party, cite one source published by an international organization, if therein. If not, cite the official source of one signatory, if therein. If the treaty is not found in a signatory's treaty source, cite an unofficial treaty source.

Selected Works on Treaty Law and Practice

Works on the Treaty Practice of Individual States

Treaty Indexes for U.S. Treaties

Indexes for Locating Treaties Where U.S. May or May Not Be a Party

Other Unofficial Treaty Compilations

The following are unofficial treaty compilations that provide access to the texts of treaties, both historical and current.