Natural Justice’s mission is “to facilitate the full and effective participation of Indigenous peoples and local communities in the development and implementation of laws and policies that relate to the conservation and customary uses of biodiversity and the protection of associated cultural heritage.” Towards these aims, Natural Justice has a diverse team composed by staff, associates, international advisors, partners and membership organizations, and interns and volunteers. As a non-profit organization registered in South Africa, they are committed to transparency and accountability in the various aspects of their work.
Natural Justice provides legal support to Indigenous peoples and local communities, particularly in the context of land, natural resources/biodiversity and traditional knowledge. They work at the local, national, regional and international levels, and have offices in Cape Town, Nairobi, Porto-Novo and Bangalore. Natural Justice has worked to support communities with conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at the local level while at the same time developing internationally relevant responses to them, such as biocultural community protocols which are part of the legal advances in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity