The IAEA is the depositary of key international conventions and legal agreements. Additionally, the Agency is entrusted with responsibilities under other treaties and agreements that States have adopted.
The International Humanitarian Law database contains:
100 treaties and other texts (These include law protecting the victims of war and law governing the conduct of hostilities, from 1856 to the present. The treaties are set out both in the form of their full text and of their individual articles. They are arranged according to subject and in chronological order.)
The Commentaries on the four Geneva Conventions and their two Additional Protocols of 1977 (These may be consulted from the individual articles of the treaties or as a whole through the “Commentaries” option.)
The current situation regarding signatures, ratifications, accessions and successions as well as the full texts of reservations, declarations and objections made by the States with respect to international humanitarian law treaties. (The latter may be consulted by activating the link from the date of the reservation.)
Under article 20 of its Statute (English) (French), the Commission is required to prepare drafts in the form of articles and to submit them to the General Assembly together with a commentary containing an adequate presentation of precedents and other relevant data, including treaties, judicial decisions and doctrine; as well as conclusions defining the extent of agreement on each point in the practice of States and in doctrine, and divergencies and disagreements which exist, as well as arguments invoked in favour of one or another solution.
The OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 67 states, as well as to the European Union (EU).
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is the Secretariat for the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which is the primary international forum for the development of laws and principles governing outer space. In addition to providing parliamentary services, the Office prepares legal studies and background documents on various aspects of space law to assist member States in their deliberations.
USTR has principal responsibility for administering U.S. trade agreements. This involves monitoring our trading partners' implementation of trade agreements with the United States, enforcing America's rights under those agreements, and negotiating and signing trade agreements that advance the President's trade policy.