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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Treaties, Registration and Publication

Richard Caddell

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2020

Sources, foundations and principles of international law — Depositaries and registrations — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — UN Charter

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The rationale behind the registration and publication of treaties is to promote a greater degree of transparency in the conduct of international relations (International Relations, Principal Theories), as well as providing a comprehensive source of international agreements concluded to date for practical and research purposes. The registration of a treaty entails the submission of the text and associated materials to the Secretariat of the United Nations United Nations—usually by the depositary of the treaty—so that it may be centrally documented. (International...
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