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Treaties and international materials

Rule 8:  Format: Number Treaty Title, Parties, opened for signature / signed Day Month Year, Treaty Series (entered into force Day Month Year) Pinpoint.
Treaties can be given a short title (in brackets) after the initial citation and be referred to by the short title e.g. the Rome Statute.

First footnote

1. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, opened for signature 16 December 1966, 993 UNTS 3 (entered into force 3 January 1976).
Not: International covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 16 December 1966, opened for signature...

United Nations

Rule 9: Citation of a United Nations (UN) document should include the following elements. Author, Title, Resolution or Decision Number, Official Records, Committee Number, Session (and Part) Number, Meeting Number, Agenda Item, Supplement, UN Document Number, Full Date, Annex and Pinpoint Reference.

First footnote
1. H S Amerasinghe, Informed Single Negotiating Text p|art IV Presented by the President of the Conference, GA RES 3314 UN GAOR, 4th Comm, 34th sess, 28th sess, 1st pt, 75th mtg, 46th plen mtg, Agenda Item 2, upp No 3, UN Doc A/RES/150 (20 August 2008) annex I [2].

International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of International Justice Reported Decisions

Rule 10.2: Citation of a decision of the ICJ or PCIJ should include the case name in italics as it appears on the first page of the report
'The', 'Case concerning' and 'Case concerning the' at the start of a case name and 'Case' or Cases' at the end of a case name should be omitted.

First footnote

1. East Timor (Portugal v Australia) (Judgment) [1995] ICJ Rep 90, 93.


International Materials:  International Materials have had a few changes.

Have provided information on how they should be cited, where applicable and a reference link to AGLC4.


Reported Pleadings or Other Documents Originating in ICJ or PCIJ Proceedings

Rule 10.3: Reported pleadings and other material of parties and of the court originating in proceedings before the ICJ should be cited as follows: 'Document Title', Case Name (Parties' Names) [Year] ICJ Pleadings Starting Page, Pinpoint (Speaker's Name).

Reported pleadings and other material of parties and of the court originating in pleadings before the PCIJ should be cited as follows:
'Document Title', Case Name (Parties Names) [Year] PCIJ (ser C) No Number, Starting Page, Pinpoint (Speaker's Name)

See AGLC4 p166


International Arbitral and Tribunal Decisions

Rule 11: State-state arbitral and tribunal decisions published in a report series should be cited in accordance with rule 10.2 as:
Case Name (Parties' Name) (Phase) (Year, Volume and Report Series) Starting Page, Pinpoint

See AGLC4 p170

International Criminal Tribunals and Courts

Rule 12: Constitutive documents of international criminal tribunals and courts should be cited in accordance with the appropriate rules of this Guide for the source type.
Where an amendment is important, or where it is important to indicate the state of  a constitutive document at a particular point in time, the amending instrument should include in the form:
Citation of Original Constitutive Document, as amended by Citation of Amending Instrument.

See AGLC4 p176

International Economic Materials

Rule 13: The Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization should be cited in accordance with Chapter 8.
the other agreements and understandings of the World Trade Organization ('WTO') are annexed to the Marrakesh Agreement, and should be cited as follows:
Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, opened for signature 15 April 1994, 1867 UNTS 3 (entered into force 1 January 1995) Pinpoint to Relevant Annex ('Title of Agreement or Understanding') Pinpoint within Relevant Annex

See AGLC4 p184

Supranational Materials

Rule 14: Constitutive treaties and documents of supranational organisations other than those of the European Union should be cited in accordance with Chapter 8.
These include treaties establishing the existence of the organisations as well as their courts and other bodies.

See AGLC4 p193