Webtool gathers internationally-protected rights related to forest governance in a easily accessible and useable format
ForestDefender is a legal database that provides a snapshot of international human rights and obligations relevant to forest governance. It captures the large amount of information found from various sources and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to and usable by lawyers, activists and community members alike.
ForestDefender is your go-to place if you want to:
• Find information about a specific country’s involvement in REDD+
• Discover what international obligations your country has to its people or extraterritorially
• Build a stronger command of a particular right
• Gain a better understanding of the rights implicated by a specific legal instrument
The Center for International Environmental Law is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC. Since 1989, CIEL has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health and ensure a just and sustainable society.
Find out more at: http://forestdefender.org/
Photo credits: ForestDefender - CIEL