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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Latest News

  • Workshop on Compliance Monitoring and Ground-truthing, 8th-9th December, 2014
    The Natural Justice India team of eight members attended a workshop about Compliance monitoring and ground-truthing in the context of industries. The two day workshop held on the 8th and 9th of Decemb …

  • Lima Call for Climate Action
    The 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wrapped up over two weeks of negotiations with the release of the ‘Lima Call for Climat …

  • New Publication: South Africa Legal Review
    Supported by Ford Foundation Southern Africa, Natural Justice has coordinated a series of legal reviews in Southern Africa, examining the national laws and policies that support or undermine indigenou …

:: Community Protocols Website

 

 

Featured Publication


Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators
Read More
Photos


Images from our work in Africa, Asia, and the Americas

View More
Videos


Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa (Steps Southern Africa, 2012)
View More