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Customary International Law: Historical Diplomatic Documents

Sources of Historical Diplomatic Documents

Databases of Congressional documents also containing diplomatic documents:


Research Portals and Online Archives 

Strategies for finding Historical Diplomatic Documents

Documents Maintained by a Foreign Ministry

You may find collections of diplomatic documents for particular countries either in an online free database or on the foreign ministry website for the country of interest.

Reference Resources on Sources of State Practice

Documents from UN Diplomatic Conferences

Diplomatic proposals submitted during the course of a diplomatic conference may be located by searching within the documents compiled for that particular diplomatic conference, where available.