The impact of climate change on individuals, communities and states has broad implications on the protection, fulfilment and respect for human rights and laws at the local, national, corporate, regional and global levels. With intense and contested debates on climate change, and significant concerns for the future of the planet based on climate change, the issue of the law and climate change is highly relevant.
A collection of this nature will be a significant resource, adding value to existing resources, and serving the needs of various actors and stakeholders needing access to documentation on climate change and the law.
This collection is edited by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) in Ottawa, Canada.
The 2020 update includes 1,204 new documents, which brings the total on 4,156. The documents are sourced from 200 organizations.
Features and benefits
• Full text searchable
• Updated annually
• Includes “grey literature” material concerned with climate change and law - both published and unpublished documents in various languages
• Broad range of climate change and climate law issues
• Represents the concerns of all groups in all regions of the world
• MARC records available
Sovereign Limits is a comprehensive database intended for use in the research, visualization, and mapping of international borders that divide up sovereignty on land and sea. Easily accessed through an intuitive, interactive map on your web browser, Sovereign Limits has several key features that set it apart from other land and maritime boundary datasets:
Access to Sovereign Limits includes access to invaluable Boundary Briefs. These briefs provide a concise synopsis of every established international boundary in the World, both land and maritime. Each Boundary Brief includes a history of key events, relevant excerpts from primary source documents, and illustrative maps created by International Mapping to provide the user with a comprehensive overview of any boundary in the World. Sovereign Limits has already done the research.
Sovereign Limits is an essential tool in the research and visualization of international boundaries. Key components include:
• Highly detailed interactive map, capable of showing boundary data at large scales atop multiple basemap options.
• Over 200 point locations of disputed or contentious sovereignty accompanied by a brief explanation of the conflict.
• Primary sources, maps, and analyses attached to each international boundary.
• “State-view:” Filter the map by a country to see its “sovereign footprint” of land and maritime boundary claims.
• International diplomatic recognition for de facto States and areas of major dispute.
• Combines all land and maritime boundaries into a cohesive database, which enables users to better understand the true sovereign footprint for every State, and their dependencies.