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.
- AU Access and Benefit Sharing Policy Frameworks and Guidelines Ready for Adoption
Gino Cocchiaro, Natural Justice, took part in the Validation Workshop on the AU Guidelines for the Coordinated Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing from the 11th to the …
- CBD Alliance Publishes an Activists' Guide to the CBD
The CBD Alliance is proud to announce the publishing of the "Activists' Guide to the CBD". The guide describes the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), its structures, …
- Seeking Feedback on New Publication: Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part I)
A Bajau Laut child begging from tourists near Tun SakaranMarine Park, Malaysia. (cc Harry Jonas)Despite increased recognition that conservation initiatives can violate the human rights of Indigenous p …