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.
- Report on Africa Regional Symposium for Community Land and Natural Resources Protection
Following the highly success Africa Regional Symposium for Community Land and Natural Resources Protection, co-hosted by Natural Justice and Namati in Cape Town in November 2013, a reporton the outcom …
- Quito II: Second Dialogue Held in Ecuador to Discuss Methods for Financing Biological Diversity
Braulio Souza (centre), Executive Secretary to the CBD, gives closing remarks at the meeting.There is no question that biological diversity is being lost at an unsustainable rate and that this trend n …
- New Report on Compensation for Communities in Relation to Large Investments
Natural Justice’s Stephanie Booker has contributed a chapter entitled "Biocultural Community Protocols: A useful means of securing community interests in the context of extractive industries …