Sources of Agreements in the Database

The list of agreements provided in this database has been developed by compiling agreements identified in numerous printed and electronic documents as below, along with those listed on specific secretariat websites.  The ones listed here have been the major sources to date of the agreements included in the database.  
NOTE: Apologies that many of the links below are out of date and will be updated soon.

  • Alder, Jackie, Gail Lugten, Robert Kay, and Bridget Ferriss. 2001. "Compliance with International Fisheries Instruments in the North Atlantic." In Fisheries impacts on North Atlantic ecosystems: evaluations and policy exploration, eds. Tony Pitcher, Ussif Rashid Sumaila, and Daniel Pauly. Vancouver: Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, 55-80.

  • AUSTLII (University of Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales Faculties of Law). 2003. Australian Treaties Library Accessed on: 1 May 2003.

  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority. 2003. IMO conventions and their entry into force dates Accessed on: 1 May 2003.

  • Brown Weiss, Edith, Daniel Barstow Magraw, and Paul C. Szasz. 1999. International environmental law: basic instruments and references, 1992-1999. Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers. 

  • Burhenne, Wolfgang E., ed. 1974-2002. International environmental law: multilateral treaties. Bonn: Kluwer Law International.

  • Burns, Wil. 2002. ASIL Wildlife Interest Group Listing of Treaties and Soft Law Agreements Accessed on: 30 September 2002.

  • Center for International Earth Science Information Network. 2001. ENTRI treaty texts: menu of treaty texts (in reverse chronological order) Accessed on: 10 December 2002.

  • ECOLEX. 2002. Multilateral treaties. Accessed on: 06 June 2002.

  • Embree, C. 1988. "Multilateral environmental treaties, conventions and agreements: implementation and compliance in Canada." Course paper submitted to Professor W. Found, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada.

  • FAOLEX. 2002. FAOLEX database Accessed on: 5 November 2002.

  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 2002. Multilaterals Project: multilateral conventions - chronological listing Accessed on: 06 June 2002.

  • Hedley, Chris. 2002. Oceanlaw's Internet Guide to International Fisheries Law Accessed on: 30 September 2002.

  • Hohmann, Harald. 1992. Basic documents of international environmental law. Boston: Graham & Trotman.

  • International Maritime Law Institute. 2002. International Maritime Law Treaties and Legislative Instruments (follow the Legal Documents link). Accessed on: 5 August 2001.

  • International Maritime Organization. 2002. Complete list of conventions Accessed on: 30 June 2002.

  • Giordano, Mark. International Wildlife Law Database Accessed on: 8 August 2003.  (This database is described in Giordano, Mark. 2002. The Internationalization of Wildlife and Efforts Towards its Management: A Conceptual Framework and the Historic Record. The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. XIV (4):607-627 and Wildlife Treaty Series. The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. XIV (4): 629-692.)

  • Kenyon, Todd. 2002. Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide, International Conventions Accessed on: 20 October 2002.

  • Kiss, Alexandre Charles, ed. 1983. Selected multilateral treaties in the field of the environment, Volume 1. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme.

  • Lyster, Simon. 1985. International wildlife law: an analysis of international treaties concerned with the conservation of wildlife. Cambridge, England: Grotius Publications.

  • The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Bulletin (MEA Bulletin)

  • Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres. 2003. Base pacte: engagements internationaux de la France Accessed on: 1 May 2003.

  • Molitor, Michael, ed. 1991. International Environmental Law: Primary Materials. Boston, MA: Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers.

  • Pace Virtual Environmental Law Library. 1997. International Table of Contents - Documents Listed Chronologically. -- No longer available online. Accessed on: 30 September 2002.

  • Prieur, Michel, Stephane Doumbe-Bille, and Amadou Konate, eds. 1998. Recueil francophone des textes internationaux en droit de l'environnement. Bruxelles: Bruylant.

  • Rummel-Bulska, Iwona, and Seth Osafo, eds. 1991. Selected multilateral treaties in the field of the environment, Volume 2. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme.

  • Ruster, Bernd, and Bruno Simma, eds. 1975. International protection of the environment: treaties and related documents. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications.

  • Ruster, Bernd, and Bruno Simma. 1990. International protection of the environment, second series: treaties and related documents. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications.

  • Sand, Peter H., ed. 1992. The effectiveness of international environmental agreements: a survey of existing legal instruments. Cambridge, England: Grotius Publications Limited.

  • Sands, Philippe, Richard Tarasofsky, and Mary Weiss, eds. 1994. Documents in international environment law. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

  • Scovazzi, Tullio, and Tullio Treves, eds. 1992. World treaties for the protection of the environment. Milan: Istituto per l'Ambiente.

  • T.M.C. Asser Instituut. 1997. International environmental law. The Hague, Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

  • United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Treaty Section. 1998. List of current international agreements for which the Government of the United Kingdom is depositary. Accessed on: 1 May 2003.

  • United Nations. 2001. Multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, Part I, Chapter XXVII . Accessed on: 30 May 2001.

  • United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea Office of Legal Affairs. 2001. Major international instruments relating to the marine environment (status as of 15 October 1996). Accessed on: 13 August 2002 (apparently no longer available online).

  • United Nations Environment Programme. 1996. Register of international treaties and other agreements in the field of the environment. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Program.

  • United Nations Environment Programme. 2002a. Regional Seas Conventions and Protocols Accessed on: 25 September 2002.

  • United Nations Environment Programme. 2002b. United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Program Website Accessed on: 30 June 2002.

  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. 2002. Directory of FAO Statutory Bodies and Panels of Experts as of August 2000 Accessed on: 30 September 2002.

  • United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization Legal Office. 2003. Treaties deposited with FAO Accessed on: 1 May 2003.

  • United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization, Development Law Service, FAO Legal Office,. 1997. Treaties concerning the non-navigational uses of international watercourses: Africa. Rome: United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization.

  • United Nations. 2003. United Nations treaty collection Accessed on: 25 April 2001.

  • United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 1998. 1998 Year of the Ocean: A Survey of International Agreements Accessed on: 30 September 2002.

Links Identified in the 2003 Annual Review Article

I provide links identified in the article here both to make them easier to reach and to ensure they remain up to date over time.  These are not in alphabetical order but are, instead, listed in the order mentioned in the reference section to the article.  If you notice that one of these links is not working, please notify me at