Legal Support



Legal Support

The Legal Support Department is a professional executive group under the oversight of the GBDRF Board. The Department carries out its outsourced professional programs with the supervisory staff method to unify functions in some lines. 

The Legal Support Department is using legal support by actualizing the outsourcing operational activities with respect to global biocultural diversity rights issues in some related lines.

The department fulfills this role by designing certain programs with related projects and campaigns. Only the accredited members of the Alliance Cooperative Network Program (ACNP) have the opportunity to apply and become the supervisory managers of these programs and undertake them as one of the GBDRF outsources. The department is fully authorized for executory management of these programs for achieving the GBDRF goals.
The programs of  Legal Support Department are listed below:

  1. The Legal Support Program (LSP);
  2. Registry, Rights Protection and Access to Justice Program (RRPAJP).
The Legal Support Department provides opportunity for the GBDRF members who want to become a member of these programs.

Why did GBDRF establish  the Legal Support Department?
The Legal Support Department function is necessary. GBDRF responded to this need by establishing its Legal Support Department to have a presence and achieve its goals for the first time in the world.

This role should be manifested as an institutional form for the important purposes of providing legal support, access to justice and registration of biocultural diversity rights issues. This approach is best for improving global biocultural diversity rights issues.

GBDRF has established the Legal Support Department to support individuals, non-governmental and governmental organizations that promote rights to facilitate the GBDRF goals.
Today, the defense of rights is one of the most important points of life to continue living in a world harmonized with nature. We are experiencing different cases of biocultural diversity rights violations, such as violation of any interaction between human activities and nature as well as human rights cases related to biocultural diversity rights issues. Access to lawyers and ordinary judiciary services under protection of human rights and national law services are very common, but it is not possible in biocultural diversity rights issues.
For covering these gaps; a global legal support function is necessary. GBDRF responded to this need by establishing its Legal Support Department to achieve its goals through programs for the first time in the world to fill this serious and damaging vacuum effectively and efficiently for its members and right issues of global biocultural diversity.
This role should be manifested as an institutional form for the important purposes which are Legal Support Program (LSP)  and Registry, Rights Protection, and Access to Justice Program (RRPJP) for improving global biocultural diversity rights issues.
GBDRF had established the Legal Support Department for the GBDRF members; who are going to become a member of the Legal Support Program (LSP) and/ or the Registry, Rights Protection and Access to Justice Program (RRPAJP) to facilitate the GBDRF goals.

How does the Legal Support Department work?
GBDRF has created this role by establishing certain programs that display legal support, registry, rights protection and access to justice in the field of biocultural diversity rights. 

These programs propagate biocultural diversity rights observation before it becomes too late and diversity losses can not be restored. 
This role is very necessary to provide legal support to anyone active  in biocultural diversity rights issues. Also, it supports biocultural diversity rights issues through registration, rights protection and access to justice.
In this role the individuals, non-governmental or governmental organizations can achieve bonafide observance of many biocultural diversity rights issues that were not recognized until now and were under danger of violations.

The Legal Support Department has launched these programs for the first time in the world.
With the advancement of this role, it is hoped that many people and biocultural diversity rights issues that have been victims of rights violations in the dominant paradigm would have legal support and find a credible way to overcome injustice.
Also, the most biocultural diversity forms in danger can register and secure rights protections and find access to justice. By increasing the chances of observance of the biocultural diversity rights, more and more biocultural diversity forms may exist forever.

Accredited members of the Alliance Cooperative Network Program (ACNP) may apply for the supervisory staff managers of the GBDRF programs. These programs are under the direct management of the Legal Support  Department. The other members of the Alliance Cooperative Network Program (ACNP) are in priority for cooperation in every GBDRF program.

The Department of Legal Support provides legal support for its members; registers biocultural diversity rights issues; rights protection for registered issues and access to justice for them.
The Legal Support Program (LSP) lawyers’ practice,  systems and people who are integrated across offices and jurisdictions, enabling the Department of Legal Support to leverage its global knowledge and resources to ensure the LSP members receiving the same quality legal support, wherever they may be.
The key to quality, in the LSP experience, resides in the care taken to get to know and build effective relationships with the Legal Support Program (LSP) members based on confidentiality and mutual respect.
Skilled human resources and up-to-date global methods of servicing legal support is guaranteed. This is in accordance with the GBDRF’s primary objective to offer superior legal support to its members.
The Legal Support Program (LSP) team’s mission is simple: to provide its members with the best legal advice and the highest quality legal support possible.
With LSP support, its members will resolve their legal issues and attain their goals. LSP is driven by the following underlying core values:
  • Observance of the confidentiality policy and consideration of conflict of interest;
  • Permanent high-quality support of the LSP members’ trust level;
  • Available information notification and involvement in the LSP members’ projects;
  • Striving for deep understanding of case peculiarities for each LSP member;
  • Immediate focus on the specific issues and tailoring advice exclusively to the LSP members. 
The Registry is a valid international project for registration of global biocultural diversity rights issues as a series of Identity documents which are listed in a database. The Global Biocultural Diversity Rights Foundation proudly innovated the Registry project for the first time in the world. 
Today, many biocultural diversity forms are in danger of destruction or already destroyed, and they are not registered at any registration resources. Without the registration of the identity it is not possible to aim them.
The biocultural diversity rights issues which are listed at the Registry project, may receive legal support of the Registry Rights Protection and Justice Program (RRPJP). 
The Registry project publishes a document called “Identity” for biocultural diversity rights issues and registers them in the Registry database. The Identity is a document which contains full history, geography, political, cultural, historical, social, linguistic, environmental, ecological, indigenous knowledge and generally all roots of the biocultural diversity rights issue. The Identity document shows the biocultural diversity rights identity as well as people who belong to the biocultural diversity issues.
Please note , no one is the owner of biocultural diversity. 
Procedure for issuing Identity and registration of biocultural diversity rights issue in the Registry project is simple; as any individual, group of people or governmental or non-governmental organizations are welcome to apply as members. 
Only biocultural diversity issues which do not violate goals of the GBDRF may be examined or register in the Registry. 
Who should apply to the programs of the Legal Support Department?
1- Applying for membership in these programs is only possible for the GBDRF members.
2- Every interested GBDRF member may apply to join the programs of GBDRF Legal Support Department Programs only in the members area on the GBDRF website.  
3- The Board of GBDRF reserves the right to accept or reject  applications.

Disclaimer! 
  1. GBDRF will not guarantee the activities of the Legal Support Program (LSP) and the Registry, Rights Protection and Access to Justice Program (RRPAJP) members.
  2. GBDRF will admit only the accepted and qualified GBDRF members.  
  3. Members of the Legal Support Program (LSP) and the Registry, Rights Protection and Access to Justice program (RRPAJP) are responsible for their activities with respect to applicable laws, third party(ies), and they do not represent GBDRF.

Conclusion

We live in an era with real evidence that the future of our planet and all living forms is in serious jeopardy. Time is running out with very few options to safeguard against the looming mass extinction of all species.
To achieve a positive balance between people and nature, we need to establish and promote: institutional rights for nature;  respect rules of harmony; and, create a suitable atmosphere to develop love and compassion for nature, especially in children, as some of the old cultures did. 
Short-term economic and welfare benefits result in irreversible damage to nature and all existing forms. If the health and lives are compromised, economic benefits are short-sighted and will quickly become meaningless.
The right of nature to thrive and setting limitations on human activities will present an equitable atmosphere to nurture true love and compassion to the natural world; goals that should be accepted and respected globally. Such an undertaking will provide the counterweight to control damage and potentially reverse some of the past damage inflicted on nature.  
In fact harmony with nature is essential now and it can serve up wisdom and love based on the laws of nature which ingrains social knowledge and behavior by recognition of personal and social responsibilities, and not just pay lip service to the cause.


How should you apply to the programs of the Legal Support Department?
By clicking
here, you may apply for the GBDRF membership. If your application is  accepted, you may enter in the members’ area for more information and apply for membership in these programs.