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International Law

"Ireland accepts the generally recognised principles of international law as its rule of conduct in its relations with other States". (Article 29.3 of the Constitution)

International Law

A commitment to the rule of international law is enshrined in the Constitution of Ireland and is one of the core principles of Irish foreign policy. We negotiate on Ireland’s behalf on international legal matters and represent Ireland in international legal proceedings in international fora such as

We are also responsible for publication and registration of treaties to which Ireland is a party. Details of these treaties are available in the Irish Treaty Series

We do not give legal advice to members of the public.