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Prepared by the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U. S. Department of State, the "Digest of United States Practice in International Law" is an annual compilation of documents and commentary highlighting significant developments in public and private international law. The compilation is an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars in the field. 

Each annual edition compiles excerpts from documents such as treaties, diplomatic notes and correspondence, legal opinion letters, judicial decisions, Senate committee reports, and press releases. All of the documents excerpted in the Digest are selected by members of the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. Department of State based on their judgments about the significance of the issues, potential relevance to future situations, and likely interest to practitioners and scholars. In almost every case, the commentary to each excerpt is accompanied by a citation to the full text.  - Davis Robinson: Former Legal Adviser to the US Department of State

Beginning with the 1989 edition, the International Law Institute has held the high honor and privilege of working with the Office of the Legal Adviser, United Stated Department of State, in the publishing of the “Digest of United States Practice in International Law” and making this important text available to governments, legal and policy experts, and academic institutions globally.

Commencing with the 2013 edition, the International Law Institute will make all new editions available for download, at no cost, from our website, below.

We believe that providing the Digest in a digital format, while retaining its book layout, will assist in: universal access, readability, archiving, as well as leveraging the enhanced functionality an electronic version offers.

Hard copies of earlier editions of the Digest are still available and may be purchased through ILI or our co-publishing partners, as listed below.  

          ...The Office of the Legal Adviser has enjoyed its collaboration with the International Law Institute (“ILl”)
          in publishing the Digest of US. Practice in International Law (“Digest”) since entering into a 
contract for
          that purpose on June 28, 2000, as amended on September 6, 2006, and June 15, 2009, and as continued under
          ILl’s September 7, 2006 co-publishing agreement with Oxford University Press, Inc. and subsequent amendments
          to that agreement (“the contract”). We are grateful for the very supportive role you played in helping restart
          the publication of this important international law resource and your continued interest in the Digest....
               – Mary E. McLeod, Principal Deputy Legal Advisor, United States Department of State
 

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DIGEST OF UNITED STATES PRACTICE IN INTERANTIONAL LAW – HARD COPY

                         

Digest Volumes1989 - 2003

Digest volumes 1989-2003 were published under agreement between the International Law Institute and the U.S Department of State. Hard copies of theses volumes may be purchased HERE.

Digest Volumes 2004 - 2011

Digest volumes 2004-2011, including the Cumulative Index for 1989-2006, and the updated Cumulative Index for 1989-2008 were co-published between the International Law Institute and Oxford University Press.  Hard copies of these volumes may be purchased HERE.  

Digest Volumes 2012

Digest volume 2012 was co-published between the International Law Institute and the American Society of International Law.  Hard copies of this volume may be purchased HERE.  

Note: Individual and updated chapters of the Digest of United States Practice in International Law may be accessed directly, in digital format from the U.S. Department of State website HERE.