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  • Treaties 2013

    1. 1. Bodleian Law Library Treaties : 5 key e-resources Texts, citations and status.
    2. 2. Pact Charter Final Act Convention Constitution(of IO) Agreement Protocol Covenant Accord Exchange of Notes Treaty Declaration Written international agreements published in Treaty Series
    3. 3. More than one name  Full title  Short title/popular name/acronym  Place of signature + date SO  Convention for the protection of war victims concerning treatment of prisoners of war is  Red Cross Convention is  Geneva Convention (III !!)
    4. 4. Starting with very little information? Eg Know subject area but not the name of pertinent treaty/ies
    5. 5. Free online tool EISIL BASIC SOURCES / PRIMARY DOCS
    6. 6. More Information Link
    7. 7. EISIL is not just for beginners …. BUT Advanced search screen is dead loss! Use Find box Top Left (acronyms & keywords)
    8. 8. When you have a treaty title
    9. 9. FLARE Index to Treaties  Free online tool  over 2,000  the most significant multilateral treaties  1353 to present  some bilateral treaties (to 1815)  where the full text can be found in paper and, where possible, on free web.
    10. 10. All Treaties of Paris  Popular locations for treaty signings can mean many different treaties have same short title eg  1951 European Coal and Steel  1947 Peace Treaties  1883 on Intellectual Ppty  1898 fate of Cuba  1815 end of Napoleonic wars  1783 end of US war of independence  1229 ending of Albigensien crusades!
    11. 11. “Treaty of Paris” 1883 PARIS Intellectual
    12. 12. Print sources as well Links to Free websites Use EISIL link if need EIF
    13. 13. The case of the puzzling citation…
    14. 14. If you don’t understand “Published in” citation Select & copy abbreviation Click here … CTS
    15. 15. LNTS/UNTS/ILM – most authoritative citations
    16. 16. LNTS League of Nations  1920 - 1946  Bilateral & Multilateral Coverage  HeinOnline – UN Law Collection  Free via WorldLII Internat 10 LN
    17. 17. UNTS United Nations  1946 to date  Bilateral & Multilateral  HeinOnline – UN Law Collection  Free via WorldLII Internat 10 UN
    18. 18. Via Collections – find United Nations law
    19. 19. Click to expand & again
    20. 20. NO ACRONYMS NO LNTS CITATION SEARCH FOR A TREATY SCREEN Click UN Law Collection to go back to citation search screen
    21. 21. Both LNTS & UNTS available free ex WorldLII Clear all Select either UNTS or LNTS. Citation search w/in “ “ eg “77 UNTS 215”
    22. 22. ILM : not yet in UNTS International Legal Materials Complete Journal  Internat 300 I240  HeinOnline v.1(1962)-v.50(2011) Treaties  Lexis: via Sources 1975 on  Westlaw Int: 1980 v.19 on
    23. 23. FLAREHEIN
    24. 24. Status of Treaties …EIF etc
    25. 25. MTDSG on https://treaties.un.org/
    26. 26. Drill down to avoid db-rage!
    27. 27. Ctrl + F: title keyword, date, location of signature
    28. 28. Yes buts … reservations/declarations

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