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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014     Views: 3039

The rule for citing multilateral treaties for which the U.S. is a party is found in rule 21.4.5(a)(ii) of the Bluebook which references a list of official U.S. sources to cite to from section (a)(i) of that same rule. Using Treaties in Force, it can be determined that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has never appeared in the State Department's official publications of treaties entitled United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (U.S.T) or Treaties and Other International Acts (TIAS).

Thus, moving down the remaining list of acceptable sources in rule 21.4.5(a)(i), the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) is next on the list of acceptable sources.The ICCPR was published in the United Nations Treaty Series at 999 U.N.T.S. 171. UNTS can be found on Hein Online in the United Nations Law collection here.

The ICCPR was also published as a Senate Executive Document: S. Exec. Doc. No. E, 95-2. The document can be located in PDF on ProQuest Congressional. A link to the record in that database is here.

Note: If you are accessing Hein Online from off campus, you will have to configure your browser to come through our proxy server. Instructions for doing so can be found here.

For more information about treaty research see our research guide A Guide to Treaty Research here or our LibGuide Treaties and International Agreements at Burns Law Library here.


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