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WR151 Dissenting Channels- An American Foreign Policy Tradition


Treaty Research

An excellent, thorough guide developed by the Boston University School of Law Pappas Law Library which concentrates on resources available within that library. All BU students have access to these materials on site, with the exception of certain online resources with contractual restricted access.


Treaties in Force

Treaty Actions

Produced through the US Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser; a list of treaties and other international agreements of the United States in force on January 1 of each year. (note: site is currently being reorganized.)

Hein Online Treaties and Agreements Library Includes official and unofficial sources, such as:


Comprehensive online search service for finding information about environmental treaties and national resource indicators.

Multilaterals Project

The Multilaterals Project, begun in 1992, is an ongoing project designed to make available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments.

Senate, House and Treaty Documents

A subset of GPO Access, a database of congressional documents. This database contains selected House, Senate, and treaty documents from the 104th Congress (1995-96) through the present. Only the Congressional documents that are printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) are included. The “Catalog of Available Documents,” which appears as the first hit in every results list, lists by report number all of the documents that are currently available via GPO Access.

Treaty Bodies Database

(United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
While State reports and concluding observations constitute the core of the database, you will also find other full-text documents and factual data (Reporting Status, Status of Ratification) concerning reporting process and ratification of the treaties, as well as information relating to the UN Committees. Well organized, can be sorted by country.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

The Library contains a large collection of international human rights treaties, instruments, general comments, recommendations, decisions, and views of treaty bodies.


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Donald Altschiller
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