Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment

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.

Legal Assistance Center (LAC)

The LAC was founded in 1988 as a public interest law centre, is a registered Trust, and is the only Namibian organisation presently active in this field in Namibia. The Legal Assistance Trust’s Board of Trustees, consisting of acting judges, lawyers and other experts, oversees the work and finances of the LAC. The LAC operates with the consent and support of the Law Society of Namibia and its lawyers are all members of the Law Society of Namibia, which is a requirement by law.

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