International Advocacy

International Advocacy

Natural Justice works with a range of partners at the international level to develop international laws that support biocultural diversity. We work on:

  • Biodiversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity, including access and benefit sharing, traditional knowledge and customary use, and protected areas,
  • Climate Change under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly adaptation and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,
  • Agriculture under the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture,
  • Intellectual Property at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and
  • Human Rights at the Experts Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Indigenous and Local Communities and Protected Areas: Towards Equity and Enhanced Conservation (Borrini-Feyerabend et al., 2004)
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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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Livestock Keepers: Guardians of Biodiversity (FAO, 2009)
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Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (Posey and Dutfield, 1996)
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Mandating Recognition: International Law and Native/Aboriginal Title (Lynch, 2011)
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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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  • 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 …

Latest Publication


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