This volume comprises the texts of the main international treaties which formed the legal skeleton of international relations during the 1980s, with details of signatories and amendments and a commentary on the general and particular situations to which they apply.
The treaties are grouped broadly by subject, and chronologically within each subject group which range from political, security and economic agreements to those dealing with human rights.
1. The Conventions of International Diplomacy 2. Global Political Institutions i) The UN ii) The International Court of Justice iii) Law of the Sea 3. Economic Treaties i) The Socialist (Communist) Bloc ii) Western Economic Institutions iii) Preferences to the Third World 4. Regional Agreements i) Antarctica ii) Central and South America iii) Europe iv) Scandinavia v) Middle East and South West Asia vi) Middle East Settlement vii) South Est Asia and Oceania viii)Strait6s 5. The Control of Nuclear Weapons 6. Security Treaties 7. Human Rights