||This database, self-described as "a gateway to environmental law," contains bibliographic records for international environmental treaties and other international environmental documents, European Union instruments, court decisions, national legislation, and law and policy literature related to protection of the environment. In addition to allowing free-text searching, the database is searchable by a number of fields, including subject, title, state, place and date of adoption, geographical field of application, depositary, judge, and author (the searchable fields vary by the type of document). The records provide a considerable amount of information about the items, including references in literature and in other international legal instruments. The records for selected treaties include links to the full text.
ECOLEX is a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Union, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).