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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

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