International advisors acting in an honorary capacity provide Natural Justice with assistance in key areas of legal advice and strategic organizational management.
Brendan Tobin is currently pursuing his PhD on customary law of Indigenous peoples and human rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. He was previously a Research Fellow at UNU-IAS with the Biodiplomacy Initiative, contributing research on bioethics, bioprospecting, traditional knowledge, and intellectual property rights and access and benefit sharing. In 1997, Tobin was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs for his work with Indigenous peoples in Peru.
Tomme Young is an international consultant, assisting countries and international secretariats in addressing the technical challenges of environmental and social development in law and in implementing multilateral and bilateral international agreements. Previously the Senior Legal Officer of the IUCN International Environmental Law Centre, Young has published widely on biodiversity-related issues and continues to be a leader in critical thinking. She is also the Managing Editor of Environmental Policy and Law.
‘The Law Giveth and the Law Taketh Away’: The Case for Recognition of Customary Law in International ABS and Traditional Knowledge Governance (Brendan Tobin, 2010)
Beyond Access: Exploring Implementation of the Fair and Equitable Sharing Commitment in the CBD (Morton Walloe Tvedt and Tomme Young, 2007)