The Office of the Legal Adviser publishes the annual Digest of United States Practice in International Law to provide the public with a historical record of the views and practice of the Government of the United States in public and private international law. Following a hiatus from 1989-1999, publication of the Digest recommenced with calendar year 2000.

The 2010 Digest was published under a co-publishing agreement between the International Law Institute and Oxford University Press. Consistent with that agreement, the Digest volumes covering 1989-2010 are available on this website in PDF format. Click on the listing to the left for the complete 2010 volume, as well as the full text of documents excerpted in it that are not readily available in hard copy or electronic format elsewhere.

The hard copy of the 2010 Digest and Digests for the years 2004-2010, the cumulative index for 1989-2006, and the updated cumulative index for 1989-2008 can be purchased from Oxford University Press Order Department, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513, 1-800-445-9714 (phone), 1-919-677-1303 (fax), custserv@oup-usa.org. Volumes covering 1989 through 2003 can be purchased from the International Law Institute, The Foundry Building, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Washington, DC 20007; contact William Mays, Publications Department, (202) 247-6006 (phone), (202) 247-6010 (fax).

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-Complete 2010 Digest of United States Practice in International Law
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