NJ Article on BCPs and Biocultural Rights

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Mikey Salter and Johanna von Braun (Natural Justice) recently wrote an article entitled “Biocultural Community Protocols: Bridging the Gap Between Customary, National and International Law” for the latest issue of the Effectius Newsletter. It begins by saying, “Over the last two decades as a result of the Indigenous peoples’ rights movement, a new cluster of rights has emerged that falls under the broad category of group or collective rights, but makes a specific link to conservation and the sustainable use of biological diversity. These are referred to as biocultural rights, and they acknowledge the relationship between communities, resources and culture in areas where communities have historically been stewards of common lands because of their reliance on the ecosystem that surrounds them…”

Effectius is a non-profit organization based in Belgium that is dedicated to identifying and promoting effective justice solutions worldwide.

18 September 2011

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