International Conventions

The Peace Palace, International Court of Justice, in The Hague, Holland


  • Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works 1996 - Copyright protection extends to expressions and not to ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such. Computer programs are protected as literary works within the meaning of Article 2 of the Berne Convention. Such protection applies to computer programs, whatever may be the mode or form of their expression
  • USA Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 - The Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, signed at Berne, Switzerland, on September 9, 1886, and all acts, protocols, and revisions thereto (hereafter in this Act referred to as the “Berne Convention”) are not self-executing under the Constitution and laws of the United States.
  • Consular functions under Vienna Convention 1963 - transmitting judicial and extrajudicial documents or executing letters rogatory or commissions to take evidence for the courts of the sending State in accordance with international agreements in force or, in the absence of such international agreements, in any other manner compatible with the laws and regulations of the receiving State
  • GLOBAL AVIATION LAW Convention on International Civil Aviation [Full text] - The document contains the text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, signed at Chicago on 7 December 1944 (hereinafter referred to as the "Convention"), in the English, French, Russian and Spanish languages. Each of these texts is equally authentic. The English text is the text adopted and signed at Chicago on 7 December 1944.
  • wild life Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora-1973 - Recognizing that wild fauna and flora in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the earth which must be protected for this and the generations to come;Recognizing, in addition, that international co-operation is essential for the protection of certain species of wild fauna and flora against over-exploitation through international trade;
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women New York, 18 December 1979 - On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention in 1989, almost one hundred nations have agreed to be bound by its provisions.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography - Believing that the elimination of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography will be facilitated by adopting a holistic approach, addressing the contributing factors, including underdevelopment, poverty, economic disparities, inequitable socio-economic structure, dysfunctioning families, lack of education, urban-rural migration, gender discrimination, irresponsible adult sexual behaviour, harmful traditional practices, armed conflicts and trafficking in children,
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child: UNGA-1989 - Considering that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society, and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity,
  • European Cultural Convention 1954 - Each Contracting Party shall take appropriate measures to safeguard and to encourage the development of its national contribution to the common cultural heritage of Europe.
  • Fundamental Labour Conventions - ILO( presently UN Organisation) was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles (28 June 1919), the instrumental which ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it…
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination-1965 - Adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965 entry into force 4 January 1969, in accordance with Article 19 The States Parties to this Convention, Considering that the Charter of the…
  • Intellectual Property Law International Trademark Conventions - International conventions Paris Convention Berne Convention Madrid Protocol Nice Agreement Patent Cooperation Treaty Budapest Treaty WIPO Copyright Treaty WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants otherwise known as the “UPOV Convention” The…
  • Legal Principles Governing Activities of States in Exploration and Use of Outer Space-1962 - The activities of States in the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried on in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the United Nations, in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international co-operation and understanding.
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW List of the International Instruments -  Instruments 1863 Lieber Code Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, prepared by Francis Lieber, promulgated as General Orders No. 100 by President Abraham Lincoln, Washington D.C., 24 April 1863. 1874 Brussels Declaration Project…
  • List of the Maritime Conventions - Key IMO Conventions International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto and by the Protocol of 1997…
  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property - Convention of March 20, 1883, as revised at Brussels on December 14, 1900, at Washington on June 2, 1911, at The Hague on November 6, 1925, at London on June 2, 1934, at Lisbon on October 31, 1958, and at…
  • United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 - Recognizing the desirability of establishing through this Convention, with due regard for the sovereignty of all States, a legal order for the seas and oceans which will facilitate international communication, and will promote the peaceful uses of the seas and oceans, the equitable and efficient utilization of their resources, the conservation of their living resources, and the study, protection and preservation of the marine environment,
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW United Nations Convention on the Law of Treaties-1969 - Treaties constituting international organizations and treaties adopted within an international organization The present Convention applies to any treaty which is the constituent instrument of an international organization and to any treaty adopted within an international organization without prejudice to any relevant rules of the organization.
  • UNO Convention against corruption-2003 - Concerned about the seriousness of problems and threats posed by corruption to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values and justice and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law,

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