After the events at the end of Infinity War, are there any indications in the films that the Sokovia Accords are still in effect?

When we catch up with the Avengers a few years later (in Endgame), they seem to be just running themselves. Was anything put into place by the writers that didn't make it into the film(s) that could have revealed this?

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    My guess would be that after the snap half of the people who had been directing that project were dead and it kind of fell apart. May 19, 2019 at 1:54
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    "World governments are in pieces" is the line. I suspect that goes for whoever's in charge of policing the Sokovia accords.
    – Valorum
    May 20, 2019 at 8:45
  • The UN made the Sokovia Accords and as we saw they were focused on the whole Blip and GRC thing. Oct 6, 2022 at 16:59

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The Sokovia Accords have been repealed prior to the events of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law S01E08 "Ribbit and Rip it". In that episode, Matt Murdock makes this statement in court, while representing a client in a case:

Matt Murdock: The very nature of Mr. Jacobson's line of work, making suits exclusively for superheroes, necessitates anonymity. May I remind you that the Sokovia Accords have been repealed.

The Sokovia Accords were still in effect as of the events of Avengers: Endgame until at least the events of WandaVision S01E05 "On a Very Special Episode..."

Jimmy Woo: But that's in direct violation of Section 36 B of the Sokovia Accords.


They are likely still technically in effect, but are largely irrelevant

The Avengers don't seem to really exist as an entity any more, five years after the snap. Iron Man has retired to raise a family, Thor sits around getting drunk and playing video games all day. Hawkeye has become a loner vigilante, and Hulk seems to have become pretty nonviolent (plus he spent a long time shut away, "fixing" his condition).

In Black Widow's holographic conference call, we see:

-Okoye, who is not subject to the Sokovia accords: She's the commander of the Wakandan military, not an Avenger.

-Rocket, Nebula, and Captain Marvel, all of whose actions are somewhat out of the jurisdiction of the Sokovia accords.

-War Machine, who works for the US military and is presumably acting under their authority.

That leaves Black Widow and Captain America. They were both fugitives as of Infinity War, and there's been no indication that status has changed. However, it seems incredibly likely that, with the world in shambles after the snap, there are no government agencies spending resources on actively pursuing them - there are a huge number of higher priorities for them to deal with.

It's reasonable to assume that most people in power are happier with Cap and Widow out there, doing their best to maintain some semblance of peace and order. So even if they are technically still wanted, in practice they probably have a lot of leeway in their operations.


As half the universe is gone, many governments are in a state of collapse.

Also, Thanos is a threat. Under these circumstances, the Avengers must unite against a common foe, and make everything back to normal.

The Sovokia Accords are not relevant anymore.

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    Not relevant but are they still in effect?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    May 23, 2019 at 12:36
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    Thanos was killed only a couple of weeks after the snap; it's very, very unlikely he's still considered a threat after that point.
    – Allison C
    May 23, 2019 at 21:01
  • Not until the Avengers start time traveling, and Thanos learns about the duplicate Nebula.
    – user35971
    May 23, 2019 at 22:01
  • Rogers can be seen with his support group, so it's unlikely the Accords are still in effect; especially as it seems no one has arrested him in five years.
    – user35971
    May 23, 2019 at 22:07

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