Legal Submissions

Legal Submissions

Natural Justice has made the following legal submissions on issues of importance to our work:

CSO Comments on Second Review of the AFDB’s Independent Review Mechanism

Commentaires des OSCs sur la Deuxième Revue Du Mécanisme Indépendant D’inspection (MII) Du Groupe De La Banque Africaine De Développement
30 August 2014

Joint Submission on Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs) as a Tool to Assist Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and Aichi Targets
Submission by Natural Justice, the ICCA Consortium, Kalpavriksh and the Global Forest Coalition, 2014
Letter to IBRD President urging the expanded funding for B-Span, and the revival of live broadcasts of the Bank’s policy dialogues to the public
Letter written by the Bank Information Center (BIC), and signed by Natural Justice and 167 other organisations and individuals, 2014
Comments On Draft Rules for the Right To Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013
Comments submitted by Natural Justice to the Ministry of Rural Development. October, 2013
Letter to Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity regarding the organisation of SBSTTA-17
Letter signed by Natural Justice and 11 other members of the CBD Alliance, 2013
Letter to US Department of the Treasury regarding concerns with inter-agency process for World Bank Safeguard Review
Letter signed by Natural Justice and 14 other civil society organisations, 2013
Joint Statement to the UN Human Rights Council on international financial institutions and human rights
Submission by Indian Law Resource Centre, signed by Natural Justice and 49 other civil society organisations, 2013
Joint Letter to Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM) of the Inter-American Development Bank on the Current Policy of the ICIM
Submission by Accountability Counsel signed by 20 civil society organizations, 2013Español
Joint Letter to the Members of the European Parliament Ahead of the Second Reading of the Draft Regulation on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
Submission by Natural Justice and the Berne Declaration on the triggers of the EU ABS regime, 2013Comments of the African Group
Joint Letter to the European Union Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the EC’s Draft ABS Regulation
Letter by Indigenous Information Network and Natural Justice, signed by 53 civil society organisations and individuals, 2013
Open Letter to Members of European Parliament on the EU biofuels policy
Open letter signed by 112 civil society organisations, including Natural Justice, on economic, social and environmental costs of biofuels, 2013
Joint Submission to the European Union on the Draft Proposal on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
Submission by Natural Justice and the Berne Declaration on access, utilisation, and user obligations, 2013
Submission to the World Bank on the Review and Update of its Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies
Submission by Natural Justice and endorsed by 25 organisations and individuals on key operational policies and emerging areas, 2013
Joint submission to the World Bank on the Review and Update of its Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies
Submission by Forest Peoples Programme, Urgewald and Bank Information Centre, endorsed by Natural Justice and 12 others, on effective implementation as key to safeguard reform, 2013
Joint Submission to CBD Secretariat on the Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions
Submission by Natural Justice and 10 other Indigenous peoples’ and community-based organisations, NGOs, and networks on sui generis systems for the protection, preservation and promotion of traditional knowledge, innovations and practices, 2013
Joint Submission to CBD Secretariat on the Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions
Submission by Forest Peoples Programme, Natural Justice, and 70 other Indigenous peoples’ and community-based organisations, NGOs, and networks on the in-depth dialogue on connecting traditional knowledge systems and science, on the development of a Plan of Action for Customary Sustainable Use, and on recommendations arising from the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2013
Consideration of Initial Elements: Recognizing indigenous and local knowledge and building synergies with science in response to IPBES/1/INF/5
Submission by Natural Justice, 2013
Letter of concern from the undersigned organizations regarding the proposed regulation of the European Commission on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from their utilization in the union Submission by Natural Justice, 2013
Draft EU ABS submission with track changes
April, 2013 Submission by Natural Justice on amendments to the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament of the council on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization in the union
Submission from Natural Justice to the Kenyan National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) calling for public consultation over Lamu port
Submission by Natural Justice, 2013
Request to World Bank to invite Inspection Panel to participate in the World Bank’s review of its safeguard policies 
Endorsed by Natural Justice, 2013
Recommendations on the thematic report on Indigenous Peoples and Business and Human Rights
Joint submission by Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development and Natural Justice, 2013
Submission in response to UN Global Compact’s Call for Input: FPIC Human Rights Good Practice Note
Submission by Natural Justice, 2013
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on Best practices in the application of traditional values while promoting and protecting human rights and upholding human dignity
Submission by Natural Justice, 2013
Submission on global experiences with access to justice to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Submission by Natural Justice, 2013
Soumission conjointe sur l’accès à la justice des autochtones pygmées dans la province du Nord Kivu (RDC) au Mécanisme d’Expert des Nations Unies sur les Droits des Peuples Autochtones
Soumission conjointe par Natural Justice et Programme d’Integration et de Developpement du Peuple Pygmee au Kivu (PIDP-Kivu), 2013
Comments on Second Consultation Draft of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s Revised Principles and Criteria (Annexes)
Submission by Forest Peoples Programme, endorsed by Natural Justice, Yayasan Setara, and SawitWatch, 2012
Joint Submission to CBD Secretariat on the Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions
Submission by Forest Peoples Programme, Natural Justice, and 24 other indigenous peoples’ and local community organisations and supporting NGOs on customary sustainable use of biodiversity, 2012
UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises Submission to Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises
Submission by Natural Justice and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development on the impact of large-scale, industrial methods of extraction, production and development on the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities, 2011
Relevant Safeguards for REDD+ Relevant Safeguards for REDD+
Center for International Environmental Law, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests, Kenya Young Greens, Rainforest Foundation Norway, Natural Justice (Section V), and BirdLife International (Section VI and VII), 2011
Programme of Work on Article 8(j) Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions
2011
Vilm Workshop on Traditional Knowledge Vilm Workshop on Traditional Knowledge
2009
Ad-hoc Technical Expert Group on Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources Ad-hoc Technical Expert Group on Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources
2009
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