Treaty Research

This guide describes resources and methods for locating and updating treaties of the United States and other countries.

U.S. Treaties by Subject

Some U.S. government agencies provide online access to treaty texts that are related to their respective missions.  In most cases, these are treaties that have been ratified by the U.S. and entered into force, but some agencies also include treaties that have been signed by the U.S. and are pending ratification or entry into force.  In addition, a few international organizations maintain subject-specific treaty databases that enable users to generate a list of treaties to which the U.S. is a party.