Open source legal knowledge platform - winner Innovating Justice Award innovative idea award

Open source legal knowledge platform - winner Innovating Justice Award innovative idea award 05 November 2012

A public-private partnership has established a global centre for international legal research and development in the fields of natural resources, environment, and agriculture.

Legal Atlas (LA) examines how countries incorporate (or do not) scientific and management best practices into their laws, and what impact this has. LA is founded on the premise that: 1) law is a primary management tool that defines much of what happens in society; 2) legal frameworks can be made more effective by responding to science and best practice lessons; 3) there is a large and continuing gap between what we know from science/management and what we do in legal contexts, and 4) this gap prevents or significantly worsens resource management across the globe, adversely affecting basic rights and causing instability.

The Open source legal knowledge platform was the winner of the 2012 Innovating Justice Awards Innovative Idea category held in The Hague on 2 November 2012.

Read about this original innovative idea on the Innovating Justice website.