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United States: legal resources: Treaties

US treaties and practice

Online resource requiring Oxford SSO.

Official US websites providing texts of treaties: these are available to all with access to the internet

For basis of US Treaty-making practice see Article II, Section 2, Clause 2, of the United States Constitution  the President of the United States "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur [.]"

The United States may also enter into international agreements by way of "Executive Agreements"  - either "Presidential" or "Congressional" - by-passing the Senate.

Chapter 20 of the book below is on US treaty practice

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