Cross-cutting Themes

Cross-cutting Themes

Laws, rights, and obligations cannot be understood in isolation. Take, for example, a village bordered by a forest on one side and a protected area on the other; community members hunt, fish from a nearby river, farm rice, and keep various livestock. They will find that their lives are contingent on a number of laws that dissect their interrelated understanding of their territories, natural resources, and local production systems. Thus, Natural Justice works on a number of cross-cutting themes that together constitute the core of our approach to supporting communities, advising government agencies, and working at the international level. Specifically, we work on common property resources, community conservation, access and benefit sharing, biotrade, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), and farmers’ and livestock keepers’ rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Common Property Institutions and Sustainable Governance of Resources (Agrawal, 2001)
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The Ties that Bind: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Governance (Richardson, 2008)
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Towards a People’s History of the Law: Biocultural Jurisprudence and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (Bavikatte and Robinson, 2011)
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Free, Prior and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development (RECOFTC and GIZ, 2011)
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Realising Farmers’ Rights under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Andersen, 2006)
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Biocultural Community Protocols for Livestock Keepers (LIFE Network, LPP, and LPPS, 2010)
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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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  • Workshop on Compliance Monitoring and Ground-truthing, 8th-9th December, 2014
    The Natural Justice India team of eight members attended a workshop about Compliance monitoring and ground-truthing in the context of industries. The two day workshop held on the 8th and 9th of Decemb …

  • 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 …

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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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