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International Law: Sources of Law

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On this page you will learn the best sources for locating International conventions a.k.a.  treaties.  In this context, treaties refers to agreements between states (the primary actors in international law).  International convet is used interchangeably with terms like international treaty, international agreement, compact, or contract between states.  Conventions may be of a general or specific nature and between two or multiple states.  Conventions between two states are called bilateral treaties; conventions between a small number of states (but more than two) are called plurilateral treaties; conventions between a large number of states are called multilateral treaties.

Locating Treaties Where the U.S. Is a Party

Locating Treaties Where the U.S. Is NOT a Party