Links to other treaty & Convention Sources


Avalon Project A project of Yale Law School, this site includes the text of documents in law, history and diplomacy, from the 17th century to the present. 

Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
World Heritage Center, UNESCO, Paris, France. 

EISIL from the American Society of International Law. Includes official citations.

EU Official Documents

EUR-Lex  Access to the Official Journal, treaties, legislation, community preparatory acts and a searchable case-law database.

EuroDocs Primary historical documents from Western Europe.

European Commission Secretariat-General

European Treaties Council of Europe.

Food and Agriculture Organization (U. N.) Treaties deposited with the FAO, provided by their Legal Office.

ICOMOS International Council on Monuments and Sites Charters and Other Instruments

ILOLEX International Labour Organization database on international labour standards. 

International Agreements Database From the U. S. Office of Policy and International Affairs..

Internet Law Library: Treaties and International Law

Juris International: International Legal Instruments A searchable and browsable database of international conventions, codified rules and common usages of international commerce. Instruments with international scope are given priority.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention and Associated Protocols  

Organization of American States Choose Documents, then Treaties and Conventions. Searchable and full text.

South African Cyber Treaty Series  

UNESCO Legal Instruments

U. S. Institute of Peace Library Peace Agreements   The Peace Agreements Digital   Collection strives to contain the full text of agreements signed by the major contending parties ending inter- and intra-state conflicts worldwide since 1989.        

U.S. Senate, House and Treaty Documents  A searchable archive of documents from the 104th to the current Congress and sponsored by the U.S. Government Printing Office.  Results given in text, .pdf file, and summaries. 


Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction   Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, Netherlands.

International Atomic Energy Agency Conventions and Agreements under IAEA auspices. Text and status information.  

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  Basic Texts.

UN Conference on Disarmament  Major international instruments on disarmament and related issues (full text of treaties). 

United Nations Department of Disarmament Affairs In addition to the home  page, see their page on the status of Multilateral Arms Regulation and Disarmament Agreements, which provides texts as well as status information.

U. S. State Department Each bureau has its own treaty section, with agreements ranging from the  "Hot Line Agreement" (1962) to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.  Analysis is included with some of the agreements. 

Country Resources

Argentina List, by country, of bilateral agreements.

Australian Treaties Library

Bolivia List of bilateral and multilateral agreements (click on Archivo > Instrumentos).

Canada Treaty Information Searchable list of bilateral and multilateral treaties.

Canada Trade Agreements and Negotiations 

Canado-American Treaties Full text and searchable.

China Full text of selected bilateral and multilateral treaties.

Colombia Full-text, arranged by uniform title.

Costa Rica Bilateral; full text.

Croatia Bilateral agreements listed by country.

Ecuador Multilateral and bilateral agreements listed by region: Choose "Política Exterior" and follow menu

France: Base Pacte French database of Bilateral treaties and some multilateral. Searchable database with status information.

Germany Full text of selected instruments arranged chronologically.

Honduras Treaties searchable by subject.

Hong Kong: List of Multilateral International Agreements That Are In Force And Are Applicable To The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Iceland  EFTA Free trade agreements, some full text.

Italy arranged by broad subject and country; some full text.

Lithuania Access treaties by choosing "treaty" as a document type. Searches full text by keyword.

Malaysia Maintains a page for Multilateral Agreements to which it is a party and a page (under construction) for Bilateral Agreements. Choose from the menu on the left.

Mexico: Treaties 

Netherlands Choose "Tractatenblad" and search by keyword or citation.

Norway Environmental agreements.

Paraguay List of bilateral agreements without text.

South African Cyber Treaty Series 

Switzerland Full-text, organized by subject category.

Turkey: Selected full-text bilateral and multilateral treaties.

United Kingdom: Treaties  Contains text and status information for treaties for which UK acts as a depository. List of others. 

Environment, Biodiversity and Climate

Antarctic Treaty System - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) Major Global Environmental Instruments

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, UNEP, Geneva, Switzerland.

Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)  carries the text of the treaty as well as updated appendices and notifications on endangered species.  

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention), IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Convention to Combat Desertification, Geneva, Switzerland. (Under construction)

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)  Full text, summaries and status of treaties and other international agreements related to global environmental change.  Maintained by Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

European Environmental Law  Full text cases and legislation on European Community Environmental Law as well as conference listings, discussion forums, reviews and links.  Housed at Maastricht University. 

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.

International Water  Law Project 

International Whaling Commission Secretariat for the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.

Internet Guide to International Fisheries Law  Includes Fisheries Agreements and texts dealing with marine mammals and other species.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: International Agreements Concerning Living Marine Resources of Interest to NOAA Fisheries 

North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal, Canada.

Ozone Secretariat Nairobi, Kenya. Maintains the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and  Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database From Oregon State University, a searchable database of summaries and full text of 150 water-related treaties.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat  

United Nations Environment Programme Register of  Environmental Conventions

Human Rights/Humanitarianism Database on the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System from York University. All material is organized by state and by subject matter. Includes detailed guidance on using the complaint option of the treaty system.

European Convention on Human Rights Strasbourg, European Court of Human Rights.

Fourth World Documentation Archive From the Center for World Indigenous Studies.

Human Rights Web Includes a Summary of UN Agreements on Human Rights.

International Humanitarian Law Database From the International Committee of the Red Cross.  

Project Diana An international human rights database from Yale Law School.

UN Documentation Research Guide on Human Rights  

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: International Human Rights Instruments

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Treaty Bodies Database 

UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library has a well-organized, comprehensive, and easy-to-use collection of human rights treaties and instruments. This site includes citations to print sources for each instrument.  

Native Americans

Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties From Oklahoma State University. Treaties arranged by date.

Native American Treaties Searchable database of treaties. 


International Maritime Organization Conventions 

United Nations Division of Ocean Affairs  and the Law of the Sea 

Private International Law

Hague Conventions on Private International Law Texts and status information. Includes bibliographies and translations. 

UNIDROIT International Conventions drawn up by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and adopted at diplomatic conferences convened by member States of UNIDROIT. Texts and status information.  

U. S. Department of State. Office of the Legal Advisor; Private International Law  "The purpose of this web site is to provide a convenient location to find treaties in force for the United States, other international instruments, and information on current negotiations and projects covering the private international law of such areas as trade and commerce, finance and banking, trusts and estates, family and children matters, and international judicial assistance.

Status Information

Current status of multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations  This is a subscription database available to authorized users of the Ginn Library.

United Nations Department of Disarmament Affairs page on the status of Multilateral Arms Regulation and Disarmament Agreements.

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Senate Legislation and Records: Treaties  This site identifies treaties received from the President, treaties on the Executive Calendar, treaties approved by the Senate, and listings of other recent treaty status actions, including treaties that were rejected by the Senate or withdrawn by the President, during the current Congress.

Trade and Commercial Relations

Bilateral Investment Treaties from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Codex Alimentarius FAO/WHO Food Standards

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)  

Income Tax Treaties from the United States Internal Revenue Service.  

International Alternative Dispute Resolution Treaties and Conventions in international arbitration of commercial disputes.

Juris International At the University of Montreal, a searchable database of international trade treaties.  

Lex Mercatoria & International Trade/Commercial Law Monitor  A comprehensive site, housed at the University of Tromso in Norway, which includes connections to trade documents, conventions, law resources, international organizations and news sources. 

MERCOSUR Secretariat  This is the official MERCOSUR site.  A detailed resource with treaties, maps and regulations. 

NAFTA Secretariat  This body of NAFTA is responsible for administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the Agreement. The site includes dispute settlement provisions, procedural timelines, decisions and links.  

NAFTA Treaty  An indexed, full-text version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Organization of American States (OAS) Trade Documents  Full text trade agreements between countries of the Western Hemisphere. Includes multilateral agreements (e.g., WTO/GATT), free trade agreements (e.g., NAFTA), bilateral agreements, regional scope agreements (e.g., ALADI), customs unions agreements (e.g., Mercosur, Caricom), etc. 

Trade Compliance Center  From the Department of Commerce,  the TCC helps US exporters receive the fullest benefits from the more than 200 trade agreements the US has signed.  This site contains a Trade Agreement Database and Market Access Information with reports and country commercial and trade practice guides.  Links to other U.S. and world trade information sites.

UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) 

UN Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (UNCISG)  Housed at the Pace University School of Law, Institute of International Commercial Law, this site is dedicated to the uniform international sales law.  Includes CISG treaty texts, cases (in a searchable database), scholarly information on CISG and links to other International Trade sites.  

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)  The USTR is a tremendous source for information and insight into the U.S. government's position on international trade issues.  This comprehensive site offers sections on the WTO, trade sectors, trade and the environment, speeches and  testimony and text of USTR negotiated agreements.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland  

WIPO Administered Treaties (World Intellectual Property Organisation)

World Trade Organization  The site is divided into two sections -- Trade Topics and Resources.  The Trade Topics include:  Goods, Services, Intellectual Property, Environment, Development, Policy Review, Dispute Settlements (which includes an overview of current disputes, panel and appellate body reports and adopted panel reports), Government Procurement, Research and Analysis and others.  In the Resources section, you will find news releases, the Uruguay Round Agreements and Trade Statistics.