International environmental law often begins with identifying the applicable treaties in force and analyzing those nations which are parties to the agreement.
After determining all applicable treaties, it is important to identify the domestic laws in place, which might accordingly follow the treaty terms or deviate.
You may find it helpful to use the Foreign Law, Treaties, Case Law, and United Nations Material tabs above.
Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) – International Environmental Law: This section of EISIL highlights important instruments and web resources for researching various topics within environmental law as well as the different regional systems.
United Nations Environmental Law Programme- Environmental Law Instruments: Provides a listing of major multilateral environmental agreements since 1933 as well as links to non-legally binding instruments and national environmental legislation.
ECOLEX- the gateway to environmental law: Includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Users have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each document, as well as to the full text when available.
Globalex - A Basic Guide to International Environmental Legal Research: This guide provides an overview of the key terms, general starting points by sub-topic of international environmental law, a summary of the essential websites and secondary sources for international environmental legal research.
Researching International Environmental Law (Georgetown University Law Library):An in-depth guide to researching international environmental law.