Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Records and Historical Department, Treaty Section: Protocols and Ratifications of Treaties

Reference:
FCO 85
Title:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Records and Historical Department, Treaty Section: Protocols and Ratifications of Treaties
Description:

This series contains original bi-lateral, multi-lateral and European Union treaties ratified by the United Kingdom, and ratifications of treaties where the UK is designated to hold ratifications by other states.

Date:
1962-2008
Arrangement:

Treaties and ratifications are arranged by date of entering into force or date of receipt of ratification.

Related Material:
Earlier bi-lateral treaties are in FO 93
Earlier ratifications of treaties are in FO 94
Earlier multi-lateral treaties are in FO 949
Earlier European Community treaties are in FO 974
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
Miscellaneous
Creator:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Treaty Section, 1992-
Physical description:
195 volume(s)
Access conditions:
Open
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2005
Accumulation Dates:
from 2001
Selection and destruction information:
All protocols and ratifications of treaties which come into force are selected, under Acquisition Policy criteria 2.2.1.3, documenting formal agreements between the UK and other states.
Accruals:
Quarterly accruals of treaties coming into force in the previous three months can be expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Treaty Section (at the time part of the Records and Historical Department) reorganised its holdings and arrangement of treaties and ratifications in 2000-2001 to incorporate a new database. The former distinction between European Community, multi- and bi-lateral treaties was ended, and ratifications were held as part of the same series. As a result the various earlier FO treaty series were closed, and all new treaties coming into force from February 2001 will be found in this series.

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