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Referencing - International Law: GATT agreement

How do I reference a GATT agreement?

GATT documents date from before 1 January 1995.

This guidance applies whether you found the document in print or online.

title | (date) | series | supplement number/first page number

Footnote and bibliography:
e.g. Declaration on Trade Measures Taken for Balance-of-Payments Purposes (28 November 1979) BISD 26S/205

To pinpoint - GATT documents have page numbers in the printed version of BISD 68. These aren't included in the Lexis Library version. If a document has paragraph numbers, follow the citation with 'para' and a number. To pinpoint several paragraphs, use 'paras' and insert a dash between the numbers:
e.g. Declaration on Trade Measures Taken for Balance-of-Payments Purposes (28 November 1979) BISD 26S/205 para 10

Title

  • Do not include 'The' at the beginning of the title
  • Use capitals for the major words
  • Include details of amendments in the title, if necessary.

Date

The date is always given in (round brackets).

Series

The preferred source for GATT documents is the BISD 68 (Basic Instruments and Selected Documents). You can find BISD 68 on Lexis Library as follows:

  • Login to Lexis Library
  • In 'Find a Source' on the Lexis homepage, enter: basic instruments and selected documents
  • Click 'Find'
  • Tick the box next to GATT Basic Instruments and Selected Documents
  • Click 'OK-Continue'
  • Search for the required GATT document.