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Foreign Government Information: Treaties

Resources for locating government information for foreign governments

Finding Treaties

Researching treaties is often difficult. Before begining it is helpful to ask some basic questions:

Who are the parties (signatories) to the treaty?

What is the subject of the treaty?

When was the treaty signed? When did it go into effect?

Country Collections

Digest of Unites States Practice in International Law - insights into treaty law from the U.S. Dept. of State

UK Treaties Online - Treaties to which the UK is a signatory

U.S. Treaties

  • United States Statutes at Large (KF50) - for treaties signed between 1776-1949
    Vol. 7 - Indian Treaties 1778-1845
    Vol. 8 - U.S. treaties with foreign nations, 1778-1845
    use subsequent volumes of the Statutes to find treaties after 1845. There is a subject and country index in each volume.
    International Agreements are included beginning with vol. 47 (1931/32). Vol.64, pt.3, p.B1107 contains a cumulative index for 1789-1949.

  • HeinOnline UT Libraries database 
    Search the "Treaties and Agreements Library" for international treaties to which the United States is a signatory.

    Library of Congress American Memory - 1789-1873
    FDsys - Vol. 117, 108th Congresss (2003) - latest year available.
    Fulltext in FDsys -vol. 65, 82nd Congress (1951)  - latest year available
  • Treaties and International Agreements Online
    Current, comprehensive text for over 17,000 bi-lateral and multi-lateral treaties and international agreements in over 40 topical categories.  TIAO is the most up-to-date source for U.S treaties.

International Treaties

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