International Treaties and How to Find them

A treaty is a formal, legally binding written agreement between actors in international law. It is usually entered into by sovereign states and international organizations, but can sometimes include individuals, business entities, and other Legal persons. A treaty may also be known as an international agreement, protocol, covenant, convention, pact, or exchange of letters, among other terms. (Wikipedia)

Locating a treaty is not a simple task. We present here a list of electronic sources that will assist you in locating a treaty. 


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UNTS - United Nations Treaty Series

Access UNTS

The United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) is a publication produced by the Secretariat of the United Nations containing all treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded by the Secretariat since 1945.the UNTS includes the texts of treaties in their authentic language(s) along with translations into English and French, as appropriate. All integral elements of treaties, such as various types of maps, charts, sketches of boundary delimitation, annexes, protocols, exchanges of letters, etc. are also published.

Oxford Historical Treaties

Access Oxford Historical Treaties

Including the Consolidated Treaty Series, which is the most comprehensive source for treaties of all countries. from 1648 -1919.

US Treaties and Agreeements Library (Hein)

Access US Treaties and Agreements Library

All the treaties that the US is party to (in force and not in force).

LLMC - Law Library Microform Consortium

Access LLMC

This database is divided by states teritories. Each state section includes various praimary sources including treaty. In order to locate a treaty, first selected the state or territory that it is a party to the treaty. 

In Hebrew

Nevo - Israeli treaties

Access Nevo

Searchable interface for "kitvey Amana", the formal serial of treaties that the State of Israel has signed. 


Israeli Ministry of Justice - treaties

Access  Treaties on the Israeli Ministry of Justice Site

The site is a work in process of  providing access to historical treaties signed and ratifies by the State of Israel, starting from 1948. 

Free source in Hebrew.

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