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.
- Natural Justice says, No to Xenophobia
In the aftermath of the 2008 xenophobic violence in South Africa; 62 deaths and 670 injuries were reported. Additionally, between 80 000 and 200 000 f …
- Call for Applications: The Natural Justice Environmental Law Fellowship Program; India office (deadline extended to 5th May 2015)
Natural Justice: lawyers for communities and the environment; India office is inviting applications for The Natural Justice Environmental Law Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is designed for …
- A guide to Public Interest Litigation in Kenya Official Launch
The new Constitution of Kenya ratified in 2010 significantly expanded the role public interest litigation may play within the country, not only with its automatic inclusion of international law and re …