The UIAA Legal Affairs Commission was created in 2022. Its general purpose and primary tasks are detailed in the dedicated page about this Commission.

Mountaineering and climbing accidents case-law database

Coming soon: A worldwide database of mountaineering accident judgments from courts, tribunals, and authoritative bodies. It covers accidents during mountaineering activities globally, regardless of the location. The database allows searches by accident location, jurisdiction, activities, and proceedings. It provides summaries of facts, legal analysis, and information on the significance of the judgment. Each entry includes a comment from the UIAA Legal Affairs Commission and links to the original case-law if available.

Please note that the database focuses on cases decided by official authorities and doesn’t include every mountaineering accident. The UIAA Legal Affairs Commission curates and maintains the database and welcomes guest contributors with relevant case-law knowledge.