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This website provides information and resources on FPIC as a tool of self-determination to assist communities in decision making. We have selected articles, tool kits, videos, voice messages, and community stories about FPIC and consultation.


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FPIC and the Extractive Industries: A guide to applying the spirit of FPIC to industrial projects

2013 - English - Moderate

FPIC and the Extractive Industries: A guide ...

Buxton Abbi, Wilson Emma

This manual discusses the relevance of ensuring Indigenous peoples right to FPIC to the policies and practices of the extractive industry, in addition to the responsibilities of government. The authors introduce the ‘spirit of FPIC’, to describe the key elements that must be included in an Indigenous community consultation framework including equal deliberation and consideration of everyone’s opinion. A framework for industry to implement FPIC is introduced.

Harvard Review of Latin America, special volume on Mining in the region
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Moderate

Harvard Review of Latin America, special vol...

Harvard Review of Latin America

Full volume on issues regarding mining, extraction, Indigenous peoples´ rights in Latin America.

How does 'Free, Prior and Informed Const' (FPIC) impact social equity? Lessons from mining and forestry and their implications for REDD+
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Advanced

How does 'Free, Prior and Informed Const' (F...

Mahanty Sango, McDermott Constance

This article explores how FPIC influences the balance of rights and opportunities in a society. There is a lack of clarity surrounding the definition and implementation of FPIC. This ambiguity is worsened by the variance in contextual factors surrounding different implementations of FPIC, including laws, the socio-political environment, and the way that rights are balanced between citizens.

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Decla...

United Nations Global Compact

This compilation of business practices is intended to raise awareness of the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples' rights and opportunity to support their rights. It describes what Free, Prior and Informed Consent is and provides guidelines for the industries to adopt it in their processes.

In this document the learnings from the collaborative project "on consultation and consent". It summarizes the issues brought up by multiple Indigenous Peoples that participated in the process. It highlights the importance of the themes of land titling, acknowledgement of ancestral lands, and the resistance to government and industry pressures.

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress with 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent' Since the World Commission on Dams
Scientific Paper

2010 - English - Advanced

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress w...

Cariño Joji, Colchester Marcus

This article examines how policy has developed to promote FPIC from 2000-2010 both as a human rights law and for extraction industry best practice. The article calls for more clarity around government power to control resource exploitation, since FPIC is not often upheld by industry and governments. The article also advocates for communities right to FPIC.

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