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Public International Law Research Guide: Citation Practice

Citation Format, per the Bluebook, 20th ed.

           Bluebook 20th ed.
 
  • Rule 21: governs citations to International Law
    • —21.4 governs citations to Treaties
  • Rule 18 governs citations to Electronic Media
    • see especially 18.2.1 and 18.2.2– internet sources
  • The UNM Law Library has copies of the Bluebook available on reserve or free to use in the reference section of the Law Library – ask the reference desk!

BB Citation format for bilateral treaties

 

CITATION FORMAT for treaties between 2 parties (B.B.R. 21.4)

 

BB Citation format for multilateral treaties


CITATION  FORMAT for treaties between 3+ parties  (B.B.R. 21.4)

 

 

Citation of a convention published by an international organization

    Citation of a convention published by an international organization: (B.B.R. 21.4):

 

      Organization of American States, American Convention on Human Rights, Nov. 22,  

     1969, O.A.S.T.S. No. 36, 1144 U.N.T.S. 123.

 

    An alternative form one could adopt, revised from Bluebook 20th ed.


    Organization of American States, American Convention on Human Rights, Nov. 22, 1969 (entry       

     into force, July 18, 1978), O.A.S.T.S. No. 36, 1144 U.N.T.S. 123.


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