A number of documents lay the foundations for the Institute and/or represent authoritative endorsements.
- The Seat Agreement between the Republic of Tanzania and the African Institute of International Law: Download Seat Agreement as PDF
- United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/91 “United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law”: Download UN GA Resolution as PDF
- African Union Assembly Decision Assembly/AU/14(XVIII) Add.5 “On the Establishment of an African Institute of International Law in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania” (on page 24): Download AU Decision as PDF
- African Union Executive Council EX.CL/719(XX) Add. 7 “Establishment of an Institute of International Law”: Download AU Executive Council as PDF