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International Moot Court Guide: Treaties


According to the White & Case Jessup Guide, there are treaties and conventions that tend to be relevant to both parties in each year's competition. Although it is not a comprehensive list, links to their text and secondary materials related to them are listed on this page. 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

Statute of the International Court of Justice

United Nations Charter

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights


To find commentaries on a particular convention or treaty, use the online catalog search box . Type in the name of the the treaty and the word "commentary" without the quotation marks. 

Also search the Peace Palace Library

There are several ways to look for the travaux preparatoires (negotiating documents) of a treaty.

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