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AGLC Referencing Style

A guide to applying AGLC


AGLC Rule 7


The details required are: Treaty Title Parties;  date opened for signature / signed day month year; Treaty Series (entered into force Day Month Year);  Pinpoint number.


Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, opened for signature 9 December 1948, 78
UNTS 277 (entered into force 12 January 1951) art 4.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, opened for signature 16 December 1966, 993 UNTS 3 (entered into force 3 January 1976) art 5.

International Agreement on the Scheldt, Belgium-France-Netherlands, signed 3 December 2002, 2351 UNTS 13 (entered into force 1 December 2005) art 3(1)(a).

Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, opened for signature 15 April 1994, 1867 UNTS 3 (entered into force 1 January 1995) annex 1A (‘General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994’) (‘GATT’).

Treaty Title - Include the treaty title in italics as it appears on the first page of the treaty, however, omit procedural elements such as date and place of signature.

Parties - Names of states parties with more than three signatories should not be included after the treaty title.

Date opened for signature or signed and date of entry into force - The date of entry into force is the date on which the treaty first commences for any state party.  Where a treaty is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the sate of adoption is generally the date of conclusion.

Treaty Series - The series name should be abbreviated.

Pinpoint Reference Used when referring to a specific point in the treaty and should not be preceded by any punctuation. A pinpoint reference should follow the date of entry into force , preceded by a space.


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