Collected Travaux Préparatoires

The Travaux Préparatoires are official documents recording the negotiations, drafting, and discussions during the process of creating a treaty. These documents may be consulted and taken into consideration when interpreting treaties. Travaux Préparatoires of a specific treaty are often unpublished or inaccessible, and difficult to locate even when these documents have been published in a collated volume. So, to help you with your search, we have collected the available Travaux Préparatoires for international treaties online and in our catalogue. If the item is physically located in the library, we scanned and attached the table of contents so you can easily tell if the item might help you with your research. This is an ongoing project so please let us know if you come across a Travaux source that is not included here.

Created by Ryan Harrington, with thanks to Lauren Koster, Dustin Hooten, and Julia Hsieh

1er congrès international des tribunaux pour enfants, Paris, 29 juin-1er juillet 1911: Actes du congrès, travaux préparatoires, comptes rendus analytiques et sténographiques publiés au nom du Comité d organisation
Marcel Kleine - 1912
Actes et documents de la neuvieme a la vingtieme session / Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé (1960-2005)
Proceedings of the 9th through the 20th session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (1960-2005).9th session (5 - 26 Oct 1960): Miscellaneous Matters, Legalization, Form of wills, Protection of Children.10th session (7 -28 Oct 1964): Divorce, Adoption, Notification, Contract forum.Special Meeting (13 - 26 April 1966): Execution of judgments.11th session (7 - 26 Oct 1968): Miscellaneous Matters, Divorce, Traffic Accidents, Taking evidence abroad.12th session (2 - 21 Oct 1972): Miscellaneous Matters, Administration of estates, Product Liability, Maintenance Obligations.13th session (4-23 Oct 1976): Miscellaneous Matters, Matrimonial Property Regimes, Marriage, Agency.14th session (6 - 25 Oct 1980): Miscellaneous Matters, Consumer Sales.15th session (8 - 20 Oct 1984): Miscellaneous Matters, Trusts - applicable law and recognition.16th session (3 - 20 Oct 1988): Miscellaneous Matters, Succession to estates - applicable law.17th session (10 - 29 May 1993): Miscellaneous Matters, Centenary, Adoption - Cooperation.18th session (30 Sept - 19 Oct 1996): Miscellaneous Matters, Protection of Children.Special Commission (20 Sept - 2 Oct 1999): Protection of Adults.19th session (6 - 22 June 2001, 2 - 13 Dec 2002): Miscellaneous Matters, Securities.20th session (14 - 30 June 2005): Choice of Court.
American Convention on Human Rights
Conferencia Especializada Interamericana sobre Derechos Humanos, San José, Costa Rica 7-22 de noviembre de 1969, Actas y Documentos - Draft of the American Convention on Human Rights in Spanish
American Convention on Human Rights - Commentary
Human rights : the inter-American system. Edited by: Thomas Buergenthal and Robert E. Norris. This reference compiles legal and constitutional instruments-charters, treaties, declarations, & resolution which are relevant to the protection of human rights within the Inter-American system. Some of the documents included, among others, are: The Charter of the OAS, The American Convention on Human Rights, The and The American Declaration of Rights and Duties of Man. For Travaux Preparatoires information, see Part II Legislative History - binder volumes 2 and 3.
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948) - Commentary
Die Amerikanische Deklaration der Rechte und Pflichten des Menschen. By: Grace Nacimiento / The paper examines the evolution of the American Declaration of Human Rights and Duties, adopted in 1948 by the Organization of American States.
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948) - Travaux Preperatoires
The travaux preperatoirs for the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and the remote origins of the Inter-American Court is availaible via the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Charter of the United Nations A Commentary
Edited By: Brunno Simma et. all. Asst. Editor: Nikolai Wessendorf. / This is the authoritative, article-by-article account of the legislative history, interpretation, and practical application of each and every Charter provision. Written by a team of distinguished scholars and practitioners, this book combines academic research with the insights of practice, and isan indispensable work of reference for all those interested in the UN.The Commentary will be crucial in providing new directions for the development of international law and the United Nations in the twenty-first century.
Charter of the United Nations Commentary and Documents
By: Leland M. Goodrich, Edvard Isak Hambro, and Anne Patricia Simons. 3rd Edition. On the Charter of the United Nations
Charter travaux preparatoires and United Nations powers to use armed force
On the Charter of the United Nations. Chittharanjan Felix Amerasinghe, Charter travaux preparatoires and United Nations powers to use armed force, 4 Canadian Yearbook of International Law 81-81.
Commentaries on arms control treaties
Commentaries on arms control treaties / Stuart Maslen. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 This commentary is a detailed guide to the interpretation of the 1997 Convention banning Anti-Personnel Mines, which was adopted after a worldwide campaign to ban landmines made famous by the late Princess Diana. It includes a description of the development of anti-personnel mines, their military utility, and the negotiating history of the Convention.
Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, 1998
This 3-volume set presents the official records of the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, which took place in Rome, 15 June-17 July 1998.
Conference on the Representation of States in their Relations with International Organizations, 1975
Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (1956)
The slavery conventions : the travaux préparatoires of the 1926 League of Nations convention and the 1956 United Nations convention / by Jean Allain. Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, c2008.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on 9 December 1948
By: Hirad Abtahi. This work gathers in a single publication the records of the meetings which, in the context of the post World War II United Nations, led to the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards ( New York Convention 1958)
Travaux préparatoires of Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention 1958)
New York Convention : Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 10 June 1958 : commentary / edited by Reinmar Wolff ; with contributions by Christian Borris ... [et al.]. München, Germany : C.H. Beck ; Oxford, United Kingdom ; Portland, Ore. : Hart ; Baden-Baden, Germany : Nomos, c2012. The major instrument for international arbitration is the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention) of June 10, 1958, which entered into force one year after. The New York Convention is labeled the Magna Carta of international arbitration and has been ratified by 144 States, including all of the important trading nations. The courts of any contracting State are required "to give effect to an agreement to arbitrate when seized of an action in a matter covered by an arbitration agreement and also to recognize and enforce awards made in other States, subject to specific limited exceptions" (UNCITRAL). In this book, the 16 articles of the Convention are dealt with in an article-by-article analysis, following a clear structure which swiftly guides the reader to the issue that he or she is engaged with.
Criminal Jurisdiction Over Perpetrators of Ship-Source Pollution
By Alla Pozdnakova. This book is a thorough source of information on the existing rules and practice in criminal cases involving pollution violations from ships.
Europe, a continent of immigration? : legal challenges in the construction of European migration policy
Europe, a continent of immigration? : legal challenges in the construction of European migration policy = Europe, un continent d'immigration? : défis juridiques dans la construction de la politique européenne de migration / sous la direction de Daniel Thym et Francis Snyder.
European Convention on Human Rights - Commentary
Taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights / Philip Leach ; with a foreword by Nicolas Bratza. This book provides an explanation of the key principles underlying the European Convention on Human Rights before reaching an expanded and up-to-date article-by-article commentary on the substantive law of the European Convention, including derogation, reservation, and damages. The current edition has been fully revised to takeaccount of the changes introduced by Protocol 14 in 2010.
European Convention on Human Rights - Travaux Préparatoires
Collected edition of the "travaux préparatoires" of the European Convention on Human Rights = Recueil des travaux préparatoires de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme / Council of Europe. In English and French. Volume 1 has title: Collected edition of the "travaux preparatoires." The European Court of Human Rights has published an online version of the travaux preperatoires on the European Convention on Human Rights. On the site are the various documents that were produced during the drafting of the Convention and its first Protocol. They contain reports of discussions in the Consultative Assembly and its Committee on Legal and Administrative Questions, as well as the Committee of Ministers and certain of its committees of experts.
Final record of the Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949.
Final record of the diplomatic conference convened by the Swiss Federal Council for the establishment of international conventions for the protection of war victims and held at Geneva from April 21st to August 12th, 1949.
Guide to the travaux préparatoires of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
By Marc J. Bossuyt ; preface by John P. Humphrey. Additional Sources: Daniel Turp, Guide to the “travaux préparatoires” of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Book Review), 26 Canadian Yearbook of International Law 445-452. Hurst Hannum, Guide to the “Travaux préparatoires” of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Book Review), 82 American Journal of International Law 680-682. Rita E. Hauser, The U.N. Decade for Women (Book Review); Guide to the “travaux préparatoires” of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Book Review), 82 American Journal of International Law 682-684.
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (1989 June 27)
The foundations of modern international law on indigenous and tribal peoples : the preparatory documents of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, and its development through supervision / by Lee Swepston. Publication Information Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2015]-
International Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to Arrest of Sea-going Ships (1952 Arrest Convention)
Berlingieri on arrest of ships : a commentary on the 1952 and 1999 arrest conventions. By: Francesco Berlingieri ; foreword by Jean-Serge Rohart. This title deals with arrests of ships, and discusses and compares the 1952 and 1999 conventions on the subject.
International Convention on Arrest of Ships (Arrest Convention 1999)
Berlingieri on arrest of ships : a commentary on the 1952 and 1999 arrest conventions. By Francesco Berlingieri ; foreword by Jean-Serge Rohart. Provides a detailed coverage of the 1952 and 1999 Conventions giving all the background information necessary to understand the provisions.
International Court of Justice
Translation of R. Kolb's La Cour international de Justice (Paris, Pedone, 2013) by Alan Perry, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.This book examines the Statute of the International Court of Justice, its procedures, conventions and practices. It covers matters such as: the composition of the Court and elections, the office and role of ad hoc judges, the significance of the occasional use of smaller Chambers, jurisdiction, the law applied, preliminary objections, the range of contentious disputes which may be submitted to the Court, the status of advisory opinions, relationship to the Security Council, applications to intervene, the status of judgments and remedies.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
This website containts a variety of UNIDROIT's publications and documents, including travaux preparatoires
International Labour Conference - Travaux preparatoires
Every June, the International Labour Organization hosts the International Labour Conference in Geneva to craft conventions and policy recommendations. Linked below are the records of International Labour Conference sessions from 1997 to the present.
La mise en oeuvre du protocole de Kyoto en Europe : interactions des contrôles international et communautaire
By Anne-Sophie Tabau ; préface, Sandrine Maljean-Dubois. This book examines the negotiation and application of the Kyoto Protocol in Europe. Specifically, the work analyzes the capacity and credibility of the Protocol and considers possible changes to the regime that could help combat climate change.
La paix de Versailles. Législation internationale du travail.
La paix de Versailles. Législation internationale du travail / Paris. Peace Conference, 1919. International Labor Legislation, Commission. Paris : Les éditions internationales, 1932. Consists of the minutes of proceedings of the commission, edited with supplementary documents, by A.G. de Lapradelle. Contents: I. Constitution, mandat, composition et travaux de la commission.-- II. Documents.--III. Conferénce des préliminaires de paix
La protection internationale du droit d'auteur: contribution aux travaux préparatoires de la Conférence diplomatique de Rome pour la révision de la Convention de Berne
Title Translation: International copyright protection: contribution to the travaux préparatoires of the Rome Diplomatic Conference for the revision of the Berne Convention / International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation. 1928. The publication includes the text of the resolution adopted by the International Commission on Intellectual Co-operation [of the League of Nations] on the joint proposal of the Sub-Committee on Intellectual Rights and the Sub-Committee on Arts and Letters, followed by the Draft Text concerning the protection of the right to respect adopted by the Sub-Committee on Letters and Arts ... and intended to be the subject of a proposal to the Rome Diplomatic Conference for the revision of the Berne Convention .
Outside the EU procurement directives -- inside the Treaty?
Outside the EU procurement directives -- inside the Treaty? / Roberto Caranta & Dacian Dragos (eds.). Publication Information Copenhagen : DJØF Publishing, 2012. Distribution Information Portland, USA : International Specialized Book Services. / Most procurement contracts passed in the European Union escape the full rigor of the application of the 2004 directives, since they are either below the threshold or concern non-priority services. However, the Court of Justice has held that the general principles of non-discrimination and transparency apply to contracts which - because of their subject matter, value, or other characteristics - present a cross-border interest. EU Member States and procuring entities have been given some guidance - by the case law and the Commission - on what is needed to comply with the said principles, but for the most part they themselves have to fill in the blank spaces in the regulatory framework. This book provides information on how a number of relevant jurisdictions in the EU have responded to the call by the Court of Justice, highlighting both best practices and areas of uncertainties. A chapter on the EU legal framework and a number of comparative chapters help in understanding both the requirements imposed by the EU case law as well as the developing trends at the national level, which are to influence the next generation of procurement directives. (Series: European Procurement Law - Vol. 4)
Principles of International Investment Law
By Rudolf Dozer & Christoph Schreuer / This book outlines the principles behind the international law of foreign investment. The main focus is on the law governed by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. It traces the purpose, context, and evolution of the clauses and provisions characteristic of contemporary investmenttreaties, and analyses the case law, interpreting the issues raised by standard clauses. Particular consideration is given to broad treaty-rules whose understanding in practice has mainly been shaped by their interpretation and application by international tribunals. In addition, the book introducesthe dispute settlement mechanisms for enforcing investment law, outlining the operation of Investor vs State arbitration.Combining a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals, this book offers an ideal introduction to the principles of international investment law and arbitration, for students orpractitioners alike.
Projet de statut de la Communauté politique européenne: travaux préparatoires
Title Translation: Draft Statute of the European Political Community: preparatory work 1952.
Ratification of the Single European Act: travaux préparatoires
Ratificación del Acta Única Europea : trabajos preparatorios = Ratificering af den Europæiske fælles akt : forberedende arbejde = Ratification of the Single European Act : travaux préparatoires / Oficina de Publicaciones Oficiales de las Comunidades Europeas, 1993- . 4 volumes. Includes documents collected by the Library Division of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
Regional Protection of Human Rights, 2nd Ed.
By Dinah Shelton & Paolo G. Carozza. The jurisprudence of the European and Inter-American Courts and decisions of the Inter-American and African Commissions are emphasized, including decisions on the interpretation and application of various human rights, procedural requirements, and remedies.
The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights The System in Practice 1986-2006
The African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights came into force in 1986, and is unique in that it lacks a precedent. However, little scholarship exists analysing it as an operational system in practice. The success of the first edition of this book led to this updated second edition. Contributors include experts who have been actively involved in the implementation of the Charter - commissioners, NGOs and academics. Offering a detailed evaluation of the Charter as a mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa, the contributions cover the Charter's reporting system, the interpretation of different rights by the Commission, the prospects for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the role of NGOs. This authoritative and comprehensive volume will interest lawyers acting for government and non-governmental organisations, as well as academics and postgraduates.
The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights/the Travaux Préparatoires in the Light of Subsequent Practice
On the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights; by Frans Viljoen (2004) in Human Rights Law Journal: in association with the International Institute of Human Rights, Vol. 25, No. 9-12, p. 313-326.
The Collected Travaux Preparatoires of the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
The Collected travaux préparatoires of the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees / [compiled by] Alex Takkenberg, Christopher C. Tahbaz. Amsterdam : Published by the Dutch Refugee Council under the auspices of the European Legal Network on Asylum, 1989
The Extraterritorial Application of Selected Human Rights Treaties
By Karen Da Costa. This book focuses on the treaties considerably jeopardized during the 'war on terror', namely the Inernational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Convention against torture; it takes stock of the key developments informing the discussion to date, and crticially analyzes the ensuing interpretation of treaty provisions by monitoring bodies and state parties.
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Travaux Preparatoires
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / Edited by Ben Saul This book is the first collection of the drafting records of the one of the world's two foremost human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) of 1966. It makes an important contribution to understanding the origins and meaning of economicand social rights, which were drafted over almost two decades years between 1947 and 1966. This book judiciously selects, and chronologically presents, the most important drafting documents or extracts thereof between 1947 and 1966.
The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: A Perspective on its Development
By: Matthew Craven / This study represents the first detailed examination of the origins and development of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, drawing in particular upon the work of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The author addresses in detail particular aspects of the Covenant such as the role of the Committee in the supervision process, the nature of estate obligations, the principle of work discrimination, and the rights to work, to join and form Trade unions, to housing and to food. This original and scholarly work offers a timely examination of an increasingly significant human rights instrument, and will be of value to all those interested in human rights and international law.
The International Criminal Court : the making of the Rome Statute--issues, negotiations, results / edited by Roy S. Lee.
The International Criminal Court : the making of the Rome Statute--issues, negotiations, results / edited by Roy S. Lee ; in cooperation with the Project on International Courts and Tribunals. This publication is a collective work by a group of persons closely associated with the actual making of the Rome Statute. It covers the substantive & procedural issues raised during the preparatory stages as well as the Conference. These active participants in the Conference provide an account of the main contentions on each of the key issues, the divergent approaches put forward by the principal proponents, how differences were resolved, how groups of articles were prepared, & how the final text as a whole was assembled. All the authors served certain key functions during the Conference, most of them chaired or co-ordinated the work of a committee, a working group or a negotiating body, all of which together produced the Statute. Their professional account of the work of the Conference makes this publication a unique resource for States contemplating ratification & preparing national implementation legislation. This book gives the insiders' reportage of the negotiations that culminated in this momentous Statute.
The International Law Commission - Travaux Preperatoires
Travaux preparatoires of the International Law Commission - print and online versions. The International Law Commission was established by the UN General Assembly in 1947, in order to facilitate the progressive development and codification of international law. This is the 7th edition of this two-volume publication which sets out a general introduction to the work of the Commission, including its origin and historical background; its organisation, programme and methods of work; specific topics considered by the Commission and actions decided upon the UN; and the text of relevant multilateral conventions
The International Law of Human Rights and States of Exception : with special reference to the travaux préparatoires and case-law of the international monitoring organs
By Anna-Lena Svensson-McCarthy. This study demonstrates the extensive protection that international law provides to human rights even in the most serious of emergencies when they are particularly vulnerable. Based on a meticulous analysis of preparatory works and practice under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the American and European Conventions on Human Rights, and with a special chapter on the International Labour Organisation's approach to international labour standards and emergencies, this book shows that respect for the rule of law and the concept of a democratic society are controlling parameters in any valid limitation on the enjoyment of human rights. It further shows that respect for human rights and the operation of institutions such as the Legislature and Judiciary are crucial to enabling societies to address and eventually remedy the root causes of emergency situations. The study recommends possible directions for the development of case law and suggests some practical means to help ensure that international legal requirements are in fact respected in emergencies.
The Laws of War - A Comprehensive Collection of Primary Documents on International Laws Governing Armed Conflict
On the Convention Respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in case of War on Land. From the Nuremberg trials to the grisly campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in today's Bosnia, the world recognizes that certain actions are morally and legally unacceptable even in the midst of war. This book features extensive excerpts from treaties and charters that define the proper treatment of civilians, detainees, and POWs during wartime.
The legislative history of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Travaux préparatoires of the Hague rules
Compiled and edited by Michael F. Sturley with translations by Caroline Boyle
The Refugee Convention, 1951 : the travaux préparatoires analysed, with a commentary
By Paul Weis / This work provides the first authoritative commentary on articles 2-37 of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees and is essential reading for practitioners, academics and researchers in the field of refugee protection. The Convention, which provides the basic definition and enshrines the rights of the refugee, remains the cornerstone of protection throughout the world. The commentary graphically illustrates the issues raised by the refugee problem for the International Community of the time and provides a valuable point of reference through the similarities it reveals to the issues arising out of many refugee questions today. It is a unique research resource containing comments and debates of representatives of those states who cooperated with the drafting of the Convention. The author's direct participation in the process which led to the adoption of the Convention by the UN has enabled him to provide an invaluable guide to the understanding of the text.
The travaux préparatoires of multilateral treaties (Brill)
The slavery conventions : the travaux préparatoires of the 1926 League of Nations convention and the 1956 United Nations convention / by Jean Allain ---- The Genocide Convention : the travaux préparatoires / by Hirad Abtahi and Philippa Webb ---- The foundations of modern international law on indigenous and tribal peoples : the preparatory documents of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, and its development through supervision / by Lee Swepston.
The Travaux Préparatoires of the Crime of Aggression
Edited by: Stefan Barriga and Claus Kress / The Travaux Prparatoires of the Crime of Aggression contains a complete documentation of the fifteen years of negotiations which led up to the historic adoption of the amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court at the 2010 Review Conference in Kampala. Arranged chronologically, it includes all relevant official Chairman's drafts, non-papers, country proposals, meeting reports and summary records, as well as selected unpublished materials and transcripts from the dramatic negotiations at the Review Conference. Three introductory articles, each written from the perspective of an insider, put the Kampala compromise into context and explore the amendments on the crime of aggression, their negotiation history and the intentions of the drafters.
The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women : a commentary
Edited by Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin, & Beate Rudolf / This volume is the first comprehensive commentary on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol. The Convention is a key international human rights instrument and the only one exclusively addressed to women. It has been described asthe United Nations' 'landmark treaty in the struggle for women's rights'. The Commentary describes the application of the Convention through the work of its monitoring body, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. It comprises detailed analyses of the Preamble and each article of the Convention and of the Optional Protocol. It also includes aseparate chapter on the cross-cutting substantive issue of violence against women. The sources relied on are the treaty language and the general recommendations, concluding observations and case law under the Optional Protocol, through which the Committee has interpreted and applied the Convention.Each chapter is self-contained but the Commentary is conceived of as an integral whole. The book also includes an Introduction which provides an overview of the Convention and its embedding in the international law of human rights.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
By: Sharon Detrick. This book provides a commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 November 1989. Part One contains a general introduction to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and deals with matters such as the drafting history, the contents, direct application, horizontal effects, limitations, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and the Conventions final provisions. Part Two contains an article-by-article commentary, the aim of which is not to give an interpretation of the precise nature and scope of States parties obligations but, rather, to identify the materials, or sources, which provide guidance in that regard. In the identification of such materials, attention has been paid to the general rules of treaty interpretation, as set forth in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights : the travaux préparatoires / Edited by: William A. Schabas. Cambridge University 2013. A collection of United Nations documents associated with the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these volumes facilitate research into the scope of, meaning of and intent behind the instrument's provisions. It permits an examination of the various drafts of what became the thirty articles of the Declaration, including one of the earliest documents - a compilation of human rights provisions from national constitutions, organised thematically. The documents are organised chronologically and thorough thematic indexing facilitates research into the origins of specific rights and norms. It is also annotated in order to provide information relating to names, places, events and concepts that might have been familiar in the late 1940s but are today more obscure.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights A History of Its Creation and Implementation 1948-1998
By: Glen M. Johnson and Janusz Symonides. Preface by: Federico Mayor. Fifty years after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains a landmark document. Millions of people around the world lay claim to it every day even though they may not know the exact text and content. This book traces in detail the history of the creation of the Declaration, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948, and UNESCO's contribution to its implementation.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Its Origin, Significance, Application and Interpretation
By: Nehemiah Robinson. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on Dec. 10, 1948. This book is a three-part commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section focuses on the drafting of the declaration, whereas the second section discusses the significance of the declaration itself. Finally, the third section is a commentary and interpretation of the declaration article by article.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Origins, Drafting, and Intent
By: Johannes Morsink. This work offers a behind-the-scenes account of the Declaration's origins and development. He reports on the detailed discussions that took place in the United Nations, tells us which countries argued for or against each provision of the Declaration, explains why certain important amendments were rejected, and shows how common revulsion toward the Holocaust provided the consensus needed to adopt this universal code of ethics.
Traité instituant la Communauté européenne du charbon et de l acier: État actuel des questions juridiques et de la jurisprudence. Bibliographie des travaux préparatoires, de la doctrine [et] de la jurisprudence, 1950-1957
European Coal & Steel Community - 1957
Travaux preparatoires de la session de 1879
Sur l'extradition et sur les commissions rogatoires, en matiere penale.
Travaux préparatoires relatifs au programme scientifique
Translation of the French: Preparatory work on the scientific program
Treaties Submitted to the United States Senate: Legislative History, 1989-2004
By: Christian Witkor. Foreword by: Robert E. Dalton, Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff, 2006. / This legislative history follows the procedures established by the Senate, and it is based on primary legislative sources. The main part is arranged chronologically by the date of conclusion of the treaty. Each treaty contains the following components: it provides general information about the treaty; it lists chronologically steps taken by the Senate during the treaty approval process; legislative implementation, executive action, following Senate approval; entry into force, and annotations, such as references to related treaties, amendments, and present status. The use of the legislative history is facilitated by appendices and a detailed general index which includes: parties, regional subdivisions, and subjects.
UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules : a Commentary
The UNCITRAL arbitration rules : a commentary / David D. Caron, Lee M. Caplan, Matti Pellonpää. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. This is an article by article legal commentary on the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules which govern a wide range of ad hoc arbitrations, including the IRAN - US Claims Tribunal and NAFTA disputes. The greater flexibility offered by the UNCITRAL arbitration rules means that it is increasingly being favored as a dispute resolution mechanism by governments across the globe.
United Nations Audio-Visual Library Historic Archives
Each entry of the Historic Archives is devoted to a particular international convention legal instrument. It contains an introduction prepared by an eminent international law scholar or practitioner with special expertise on the subject, information on its procedural history and related documents, as well as the text and status of the instrument. Each legal instrument is accompanied by audiovisual materials, as available, including film footage, audio recordings and photos, relating to the negotiation and adoption of the instrument at meetings or diplomatic conferences.
United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea I , 1958 (Official Records of Diplomatic Conferences)
The mandate of the 1958 Conference on the Law of the Sea was to examine the law of the sea, taking account not only of the legal but also of the technical, biological, economic and political aspects of the problem, and to embody the results of its work in one or more conventions or other appropriate instruments. This website provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly.The user is provided access by individual document, and the entire collection of proceedings is searchable in full-text format
United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea II, 1960 (Official Records of Diplomatic Conferences)
Subsequent to the adoption of the 1958 Conventions on the Law of the Sea, at the first United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to convene a Second United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea to consider the topics of the breadth of the territorial sea and fishery limits. This website provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly.The user is provided access by individual document, and the entire collection of proceedings is searchable in full-text format
United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea III, 1973-1982
Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea : documents / compiled and edited by Renate Platzöder. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, 1982- . This series contains the only complete legislative history of UNCLOS III. Much of the material consists of proposals and papers from the various working and negotiating groups, organized in a continuum of how a text or section of convention was reached.
United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea III, 1973-1982. (Official records of Diplomatic Conferences)
This website provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly. The user is provided access by individual document, and the entire collection of proceedings is searchable in full-text format.
United Nations Convention against Corruption - Commentary
Corruption: A Violation of Human Rights and a Crime Under International Law? By Martine Boersma. \ This book argues that human rights law and international law can certainly contribute to fighting corruption by giving a human face to both the victims and perpetrators. Boersma critically analyzes the components of corruption, as well as scrutinizes the global approach to corruption via human rights treaties and governing bodies.
United Nations Convention against Corruption - Travaux Préparatoires
Travaux préparatoires of the negotiations for the elaboration of the United Nations Convention against Corruption
United Nations Human Rights Treaties Travaux Préparatoires (UVA)
A searchable database of the travaux preparatoires of the core human rights agreements assembled by UVA law librarians, faculty and alumni. The website has extensive subject search capability and provides linkage to full-text official UN documents comprising the drafting histories of the nine major Conventions: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 1965 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966 International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966 -- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979 -- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984 -- Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989 -- International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1999 -- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006 --International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2006
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties : official records : summary records of the plenary meetings and of the meetings of the Committee of the Whole. In three volumes.
Vienna convention on the law of treaties : travaux préparatoires = Die Wiener Vertragsrechtskonvention : Materialien zur Entstehung d. einzelnen Vorschr.
Compiled by: Ralf Günter Wetzel. Edited and prefaced by: Dietrich Rauschning. This work is a compilation of travaux preperatoires for the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations
Conference on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations, 1986