Database of Earth Charter and International Law principles

Last year, Earth Charter International joined efforts with the University for Peace (Costa Rica) and Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela) to create a publication called:   Earth Charter and International Law. How does the Earth Charter Correlate with International Law?  – with an emphasis on environmental law-

This document is the result of a research project carried out under the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter, whose general objective was to: “Identify relationships and coincidences between the Earth Charter principles and the principles contained in different instruments of International Law”.

With the information of this publication, the ECI Secretariat built an online database to help users to search this research project’s results. Database links:

With this database, a person can search for a specific Earth Charter principle and find different articles of international law instruments that correlate with that principle.

It is possible as well to search for a specific international law instrument and find which Earth Charter principles coincide with them.

The research work was developed by Maria Elisa Febres, PhD student of the Simon Bolivar University, with the support of Professor Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo from the International Law Department of the University for Peace, Mirian Vilela and Alicia Jimenez from the Earth Charter International Secretariat. 

This is not intended as a finished product. It is in a continuous process of improvement and with this database it will be very easy to incorporate people’s suggestions and contributions with the intention of complementing and enriching this work.  

If you wish to contribute or make any comment or suggestion, please send messages to: info[@]earthcharter.org