The International Law Division is also designated as the Registry of Treaties under the Treaty Making and Ratification Act.
The Division is charged with the following roles:
- Advise Government ministries, departments, agencies, commissions and state corporations on international law;
- Negotiate, draft, vet and provide legal advice on local and international agreements and treaties for and on behalf of the government departments, state corporations and commissions originating from regional and international organizations including the European Union, Common Market for East and Southern Africa, African Union, United Nations, Specialized agencies, (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Africa Development Bank among others);
- Provide legal advice to the Government on the activities of Agencies, Commissions and other international organizations that require submission of a country position.