Who We Are & What We Do
Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment is a non-profit organization, registered in South Africa since 2007.
Our vision is the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and local communities.
Our mission is to facilitate the full and effective participation of Indigenous peoples and local communities in the development and implementation of laws and policies that relate to the conservation and customary uses of biodiversity and the protection of associated cultural heritage.
We work at the local, national, regional, and international levels with a wide range of partners. We strive to ensure that community rights and responsibilities are represented and respected at the broader scales and that gains made in international fora are fully upheld at lower levels.
- "A great light has gone out in the world*"
Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century, passed away last Thursday night. As the world pays tribute to Mandela, it is helpful to remind ourselves of the values and issues he fo …
- African Views on Green Development: A Multi-stakeholder Dialogue
On the 4-5th December 2013 Natural Justice together with the Opens Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Heinrich Böll Foundation hosted the ‘African Views on Green Development: A Multi-stake …
- ILC publishes study on indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories, and resources
This study assesses the international instruments, mechanisms, UN bodies, and other regional and global initiatives that address concerns relating to indigenous lands, territories, and resources. In a …