Treaties and Agreements

What are Treaties and International Agreements?

U.S. Treaties and Agreements - The Process

Researching U.S. Treaties and Agreements

Locating the Text of the Treaty or Agreement

Status and Ratification Information

Background Information

Researching Multilateral Treaties

Treaty Collections for Other Countries

Review Questions

Treaties & Agreements

International conventions are a primary source of international law. As such, when starting your international legal research, often the first thing you need to locate is the applicable international instrument - a treaty or an international agreement.