Natural Justice (Lawyers for Communities and the Environment) is an international collective of legal practitioners, established in South Africa in January 2007, with the vision of using the law to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This is achieved through the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples (IP) and local communities.
Natural Justice’s mission is to facilitate the full and effective participation of local communities in the development and implementation of law and policy that impacts biodiversity and their associated cultural heritage. In order to realise this, Natural Justice works closely with communities on the ground, simultaneously engaging with governmental and intergovernmental processes, at national and international levels, to ensure the effective representation of community concerns.
Natural Justice currently advises and assists communities, CBOs and governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It also provides technical support to a number of intergovernmental organisations, including the UNEP, UNESCO, FAO and the UNDP.ShareThis