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This overview of FPIC in international and domestic law was presented at a workshop at the UN Headquarters in 2005. Although dated, this document explains important context surrounding FPIC, how FPIC is presented in international and domestic laws and practices, and lists protocols and activities related to FPIC. These lists guide the reader in where to find relevant FPIC information in international legal documents.
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.
This guide is an introduction to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). It provides basic information about the right to FPIC and how this right can help people to have a say about development projects, such as dams, mines and, logging and other large infrastructure projects, which affect them in some way.
Guide developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, which provides an overview of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent process, it provides a definition of FPIC, of each one of the elements, and an extensive detailed explanation of how to conduct the process.
This workshop had the objectives of facilitating the exchange of experiences, reflections and contributions on the topic of Free, Prior and Informed Consultation in extractive projects in Colombia and to move reflections and criteria forward regarding minimum standards for FPIC with Indigenous and afro peoples in Colombia.
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.