Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Records and Historical Department, Treaty Section: Protocols and Ratifications of Treaties
|Title:||Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Records and Historical Department, Treaty Section: Protocols and Ratifications of Treaties|
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.
Treaties and ratifications are arranged by date of entering into force or date of receipt of ratification.
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(s)|
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Treaty Section, 1992-
|Physical description:||329 volume(s)|
|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 188.8.131.52, documenting formal agreements between the UK and other states.|
|Accruals:||Series is accruing.|
|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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- FCO - Records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors
- Division within FCO - Records of the Protocol, Nationality, Treaty and Claims Departments
- FCO 85 - Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Records and Historical Department, Treaty Section: Protocols and Ratifications of Treaties