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

Treaty Collections for Other Countries

Locating non-U.S. bilateral treaties can be challenging. While most countries have some kind of publishing mechanism, these sources can be difficult to locate (and are often not in English). Some countries publish treaties in a treaty series, such as U.S.T., others publish in an official gazette.

For more in-depth treaty research assistance, see the Researching Treaties and International Agreements and Researching Non-U.S. Treaties.

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