Environmental Legal Research

Legal research is the process of getting information to support any legal decision-making. During legal research the main process involves finding sources of law or authority in the concerned jurisdiction. This could be both primary and secondary authority. While primary authority refers to document like a legislative act or a legal decision, secondary authority refers to the various law related authority materials that are published by private organizations, groups etc. Such secondary authorities are meant to be simple explanations of the law for the common people as found in legal encyclopedias, law reviews, legal treatise and the like. Environmental legal research has become a very expanding and interesting topic today and there are different areas of concern. Here is a small list of popular major issues.
Global climate change


Ozone layer

Antarctica preservation

Marine life conservation


Environment and population


Radioactive waste

A person doing legal research in international environmental legal research will have to be familiar with the law in different countries as the regulation and implementation of the treaty terms are at the national level. One must also know about the various international agreements and their effects worldwide. With a hoard of information being made available online and offline it becomes mandatory for the researcher to first properly categorize sub categorize the topic of research. the next step is to attribute the right treaties to the case. Some of the famous monuments to date include,
The Stockholm Conference

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

World Conference on Environment and Development

UN Conference on Environment and Development

World Summit on Sustainable Development

There are many online websites and blogs on any topic that can be chosen to do environmental legal research.

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