Researchers

Researchers

Sound information and analyses are critical components of legal empowerment and advocacy. We try our best to assist researchers who approach us for support, as the process of research has the potential to be just as important as the outcomes. Wherever possible, we encourage the use of participatory methods, adherence to the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) Code of Ethics, and fulfilment of community-driven research priorities.

We may be able to provide support or advice depending on what type of research you wish to undertake and towards what aims. A variety of guidelines have been developed, including by academics and Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, to ensure that communities’ rights are upheld throughout the entire research process, particularly concerning free, prior and informed consent, respect for customary decision-making systems, confidentiality, accountability, and equitable sharing of benefits.

Please download the publications below and feel free to contact us at laureen(at)naturaljustice.org if you would like to discuss further.

 

Publications

Akwé: Kon Guidelines for the Conduct of Cultural, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (CBD, 2004)
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Bonn Guidelines on Access and Benefit Sharing (CBD, 2002)
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The Code of Ethics of the International Society of Ethnobiology originating from the Declaration of Belém
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Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent (Oxfam Australia, 2010)
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Tkarihwaié:ri Code of Ethical Conduct to Ensure Respect for the Cultural and Intellectual Heritage of Indigenous and Local Communities (CBD, 2010)
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Biodiversity and Culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent (IIED Participatory Learning and Action 65, 2012)
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Videos

Biocultural Community Protocols: Articulating and Asserting Stewardship (Moving Images & Natural Justice, 2012)
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Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa (Steps Southern Africa, 2012)
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Maldhari Biocultural Community Protocol Photo Story (Sahjeevan & Natural Justice, 2012)
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  • 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 …

  • New Publication: Zimbabwe 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 …

  • The Road to Dignity by 2030: UN Launches Sustainable Development Blueprint
    Earlier this month the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released his “synthesis report” on the Post-2015 Agenda. The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives andProt …

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Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators
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Images from our work in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
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