The Department of International Law (DIL) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS promotes the development and codification of international law, both public and private, advises the political bodies of the Organization and serves as Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Juridical Committee. In addition, DIL promotes the teaching and dissemination of international law within the framework of the Inter-American Program for the Development of International Law, which was approved by the OAS General Assembly in 1997 and updated in 2011. 

It also acts as depositary of:

Inter-American treaties Inter-American treaties  

Bilateral Agreements Bilateral Agreements  

The DIL disseminates news about its most recent activities and legal developments in the Organization through:

Newsletters Newsletters 


Contact Us
Department of International Law (DIL)
Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA)
Organization of American States
Corner of 19th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20006
Tel. + 1 202 370 0743
E-mail: [email protected]
Twitter @DDIOEA