Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) are public or governmental organizations established by a treaty or agreement. IGOs have a geographical or a subject focus. IGOs have international legal status and can enter into agreements with other IGOs or with states.
Documents published by IGOs include:
Many IGOs issue publications that may be of interest to the legal researcher: founding documents (treaties, charters, statutes), legal acts, proceedings and documents issued by the IGO's legislative body.