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Leeds Harvard: United Nations treaty

Reference examples

Treaty title. Year signed. [Online]. Volume number and abbreviated Treaty Series name and 1st page number, opened for signature/adopted full date, and entered into force full date. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL


Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 2007. [Online]. 2515 UNTS 3, opened for signature 30 March 2007, entered into force 3 May 2008. [Accessed 25 August 2017]. Available from:

The authoritative source for UN treaties is the UN Treaty Collection.  This should provide all of the details required for a full reference.

Citation examples

UN resolution or treaty

United Nations resolution

Cite by: (author, year)

(United Nations Human Rights Council, 2012)

United Nations treaty

Cite by: (Treaty title, year signed)

(Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2007)

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