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Law & the Environment: Environmental law

Subjects: Environment, Law

Using this guide

This guide starts with a domestic (UK) focus, but expands to European Union, multi-jurisdictional, and (public) international legal responses

Navigate through this guide by clicking on the pertinent tab in the range you can see above this box (below the main title of this guide).

Separate guides exist which may help you further in this and related studies.

Environmental law & justice: quick start

The following are suggested starting points. Please consult other pages in this Libguide for more.

 There are a number of national and international organizations and interest groups that actively promote and campaign on environmental law issues, and provide free resources on their web sites: source evaluation is important in this area.

In SOLO, use these subject searches to start your researches:

Environmental law  + name of jurisdiction

Environmental law, International
Human rights - Environmental aspects

Nature conservation -- Law and legislation
Nature conservation -- Moral and ethical aspects
Environmental protection -- Moral and ethical aspects


Environmental Justice
Green Movement

NB Take note of the location of the results of your searches, as this subject will take you on a voyage of discovery to other parts of the Bodleian - not just the Law Bod.

Print resources

You will find environmental law resources in various parts of the Bodleian Law Library's collection, depending on the jurisdiction, legal system, or the type of material that interests you.

Books on UK environmental law are classified KN 94, on Level 2. Here too with their identifying cutter numbers in the shelf marks you will find Australia (A8), Canada (CI), Ireland (I5), New Zealand (N4), and USA (U4).
Books on public international environmental law are classified as Internat 610, on Level 3. (Books in Internat 570 International Human Rights and Internat 630 law of the sea may also have useful chapters.)

SOLO searches may well reveal useful material in other Bodleian Libraries.

Below are introductory guides to the Social Science Library (eg your research may border on politics and/or economics), and the Radcliffe Science Library.