Natural Justice Activities at WG ABS 8, Montreal


Harry Jonas presented at a side event on bio-cultural protocols on Wednesday 11 November. The side event was introduced by Balakrishna Pisupati (UNEP-DELC) who also launched a community protocols website developed by Natural Justice. The other speakers were Ana Persic (UNESCO), Barbara Lassen (GTZ) and Brendan Tobin (Irish Centre for Human Rights). Kabir Bavikatte spoke at a side event on Thursday hosted by the Irish Centre for Human Rights and included presentations by Joji Carino (Tebtebba) and Brendan Tobin.

Publishing activities:

In addition, Natural Justice made three submissions to ECO, a publication of the CBD Alliance. The following are links to those articles:

  1. ABS (1) Towards a traditional knowledge commons
  2. Intervention by Natural Justice on behalf of Civil Society Organizations on Capacity Building
    ABSWG-8, Montreal, Canada – 9 Nov 2009
  3. ABS (3) Article by Johanna von Braun and Kabir Bavikatte: No narrowing of the definition of TK

Furthermore, an article written by Natural Justice was published in Square Brackets, the CBD newsletter for civil society on biocultural community protocols.

16 November 2009


Community Protocols

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