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As one of its major responsibilities, the Legal Office maintains several comprehensive legislative databases: FAOLEX, FISHLEX, WATERLEX, WATER TREATIES, PORTLEX and most recently has been instrumental in developing Right to Food Data, an informative baseline indicating the legal commitment of countries to the right to food and food security and nutrition.

FAOLEX is the world’s largest electronic collection of national laws and regulations, as well as international treaties on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources. These databases are tools of great value to governments, practitioners, non- governmental organizations and scholars. Combined, they are one of the largest available information resources on environmental law globally.


FAOLEX is a comprehensive and up-to-date computerized legislative database, one of the world's largest electronic collections of national laws and regulations on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources. Users of FAOLEX have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each text, as well as to the full text of most legislation contained in the database…more

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