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  • 1. Researching Treaties

2. Singapore Treaties and Agreements

The Singapore Treaties Database, maintained by the Attorney-Generals Chambers, contains records of treaties to which Singapore is a party, including exchanges of letters, memoranda of understanding, and other agreements regarded as treaties under international law. Key treaties are available in full-text format. This database is accessible viaLawNet

Launch LawNet
Click on the Legal Research menu tab
Click on the Treaties menu tab
Search for bilateral or multilateral treaties.
PDF copies of the full text are available for selected treaties.
3. 4. Bilateral Treaties
Bilateral, obscure, or historic treaties can be more difficult to find. These treaties are generally published only in the treaty series or gazettes of the signatories, or in commercially-produced, topical compilations. In these cases the researcher needs to have as much information as possible on the treaty before beginning research.
(Source: An Introduction to Public International Law Research By Vicen Feli (May/June 2008) NYU Globalex)
5. Multilateral Treaties

  • UN Treaty Handbook

6. UN DocumentationResearch Guide provides a useful introduction to the UN Treaty Collection and how to search it.