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List of Select International Conventions, Treaties, Charters, and Declarations

For those of you who are preparing to participate in Model United Nations, I am giving right now a list of select international conventions, treaties, charters, and declarations. They will be very useful for you when you are looking to write your draft resolutions, to find those sources of international law that you need to write on the preambular clauses, and to gain some inspiration on what solutions can be proposed.

Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes 1899 IHL
Convention with respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land 1899 IHL
Declaration concerning the Prohibition of the Discharge of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons or by Other New Analogous Methods 1899 IHL
Declaration concerning the Prohibition of the Use of Projectiles with the Sole Object to Spread Asphyxiating Poisonous Gases 1899 IHL
Declaration concerning the Prohibition of the Use of Bullets which can Easily Expand or Change their Form inside the Human Body such as Bullets with a Hard Covering which does not Completely Cover the Core, or containing Indentations 1899 IHL
Convention relative to the Opening of Hostilities 1907 IHL
Convention relative to the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in case of War on Land 1907 IHL
Convention relative to the Legal Position of Enemy Merchant Ships at the Start of Hostilities 1907 IHL
International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children 1921 TNC
Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare 1925 IHL
Convention on the Rights and Duties of States 1933 IPS
Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation 1944 ICA
Charter of the United Nations 1945 IO, IPS
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling 1946 EVR
Constitution of the World Health Organization 1946 HLT
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 1946 IDC
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947 TRD
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies 1947 IDC
Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of, and Traffic in, Obscene Publications 1947 TNC
Havana Charter for an International Trade Organization 1948 TRD
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948 IHL
Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 HR
North Atlantic Treaty 1949 IO, IPS
Geneva Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field 1949 IHL
Geneva Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea 1949 IHL
Geneva Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War 1949 IHL
Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War 1949 IHL
Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others 1950 TNC
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 RFG
Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community 1951 IO
Convention on the Political Rights of Women 1953 HR
Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons 1954 RFG
Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 1954 IHL
Treaty establishing the European Economic Community 1957 IO
Antarctic Treaty System 1959 EVR
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 IDC
Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961 RFG
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 IDC
Charter of the Organisation of African Unity 1963 IO
Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage 1963 IHL
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 1965 HR
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 HR
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 1966 HR
Bangkok Declaration 1967 IO
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969 ILT
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction 1972 IHL
Vienna Convention on the Representation of States in Their Relations with International Organizations of a Universal Character 1975 IO, IDC
Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia 1976 IPS
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts 1977 IHL
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts 1977 IHL
Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties 1978 ILT
Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization 1979 TRD
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution 1979 EVR
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979 HR
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects 1980 IHL
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 IPS
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 1984 HR
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985 EVR
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations 1986 ILT
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1987 EVR
United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 TNC
Convention on the Rights of Child 1989 HR
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal 1989 EVR
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families 1990 HR
Treaty of Asunciòn (establishing the Mercosur) 1991 IO
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 1992 IHL
Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty) 1992 IO
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992 EVR
Convention on Biological Diversity 1992 EVR
Commonwealth of Independent States Collective Security Treaty 1992 IO
North American Free Trade Agreement 1994 TRD
General Agreement on Trade in Services 1995 TRD
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty 1996 IHL, IPS
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction 1997 IHL
Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1997 EVR
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 1998 ICL, IHL
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime 2000 TNC
Convention on Cybercrime 2001 ICL
ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement 2002 TRD
United Nations Convention against Corruption 2003 TNC
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 2003 HLT
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem 2005 IHL
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 2006 HR
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006 HR
Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community 2007 IO
Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations 2008 IO
ASEAN Human Rights Declaration 2012 HR
United Nations Arms Trade Treaty 2013 IPS
Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2015 EVR
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 2016 TRD

HR:          Human Rights
IO:           International Organization
EVR:        International Environment
TRD:        International Trade and Development
HLT:        Health
IHL:         International Humanitarian Law
TRC:       Transnational Crimes
IPS:         International Politics and Security
ILT:          International Law of Treaties
IDC:        International Diplomatic and Consular Relations
ICL:         International Criminal Law
RFG:        International Law of Refugees

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