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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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An Overview of the Principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent and Indigenous Peoples in International and Domestic Law and Practices
Policy Brief

2005 - English - Advanced

An Overview of the Principle of Free Prior a...

Tamang Parshuram


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.

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.

Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2010 - Multilingual - Moderate

Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent

Oxfam Australia, Hill Christina, Lillywhite Serena et al.


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.

FSC guidelines for the implementation of the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)
Manual

2012 - Multilingual - Moderate

FSC guidelines for the implementation of the...

Forest Stewardship Council


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.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Prior Consultation for Indigenous Peoples and Black Communities – International and Colombian standards in the Extractive Sector
Report

2010 - Multilingual - Moderate

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Prior C...

The North-South Institute, Weitzner Viviane


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.

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

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.

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