Category A


Admissibility refers to a process by which a court or monitoring body determines the eligibility of a complaint for determination on its merits. To be admissible, a complaint needs to fulfill certain prerequisites, like the exhaustion of local remedies.

Administrative Law

Administrative law “refers to the branch of law governing the creation and operation of administrative agencies. [It] encompasses laws and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of government agencies.”


An affidavit is “a sworn statement a person makes before a notary or officer of the court outside of the court asserting that certain facts are true to the best of that person’s knowledge.”

Absolute reduction

An absolute reduction refers only to the amount of greenhouse gases that an entity has eliminated in its operations and activities, not accounting for the amount it still produces.