Let’s say that I need to install a solar panel on my roof and I’m trying to find out what regulations apply and what I have to do. Or, let’s say that I want to know what are the rules concerning environmental impact assessment in my country. It’s not an easy thing. Probably I don’t know exactly the statute and often provisions are scattered through a bunch of different statutes. I’ll need to google “Environmental Impact Assessment”, get the statute name, have to browse through it, find the exact provision. Then I’ll find out that it makes reference to another piece of legislation, need to google some more, and so on.
The eternal problem is that law is a mess, but we need to find what we look for. That’s what Legal Atlas wants to do. To help people find the law that they need.
It’s a global legal database (for environmental law).
How it works.
It’s very simple. Law is divided into topics: environmental impact assessment, food law, animal trade etc… You choose the topic and the country. If you need the relevant provisions, choose ‘laws’, and that’s it. You get only the relevant provisions on that _topic for _that country. If you want to dig deeper, choose case law, opinions by public bodies, expert opinions, exemplary real cases (stars), data concerning the area etc. and you’ll have the full picture on that topic.
Why I like it
If you want to help out or know more get in touch with Jim Wingard.