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Legal Citation

Main citation rules of the Bluebook, the European Journal of International Law, and Oscola


If parties can accede to the treaty, cite the full date upon which the treaty was opened for signature. Otherwise, cite the full date that it was signed or adopted. If available, then give the date it entered into force. Parties to a bilateral treaties should be included in parentheses immediately after the title, with the names of the parties separated by a en-dash. If appropriate, an informal/shortened title may be given in parentheses before the pinpoint reference, and used in subsequent references.

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (adopted 28 July 1951, entered into force 22 April 1954) 189 UNTS 137 (Refugee Convention) art 33

Agreement Concerning the Sojourn of Refugees within the Meaning of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees of 31 January 1967) (France–Austria) (Adopted 21 October 1974, entered into force 24 July 1975) 985 UNTS 303