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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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Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the World Bank Group
Scientific Paper

2004 - English - Moderate

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Wor...

Goodland Robert


This article takes an in depth look at free, prior and informed consent from a legal perspective.

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

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.

Towards Consent: Case Studies and Insights on Company-Community Agreements in Forest Landscapes
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Moderate

Towards Consent: Case Studies and Insights o...

Hite Kristen


This publication seeks to offer insights on the process and substance for developing collaborative agreements between industry, government, and indigenous peoples regarding forest landscapes. Following an overview of the legal and political context including FPIC, a series of case studies offers examples of companies and communities engaging on matters involving forest land use amid varying national tenure regimes

The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state

Lander Edgardo


Essay on the Venezuelan crisis and its implications for mining and prior consent in southern areas of the country

Obstacles and resistance to the process of implementing the right to free, prior and informed consultation and consent in Brazil
Manual

2016 - English - Moderate

Obstacles and resistance to the process of i...

Rede de Cooperacao Amaçonica


Obstacles and resistance by the state to implement the right to free, prior and informed consent in Brazil

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Work: Challenges and Prospects for Indigenous People
Report

2007 - Multilingual - Moderate

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Conse...

Colchester Marcus, Farhan Ferrari Maurizio


Report developed by Forest Peoples Programme, which summarizes the progress made by Indigenous Peoples’ and organizations seeking to assess and apply the right of indigenous peoples ‘to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to actions that affect their lands, territories and natural resources’ (referred to as ‘the right to FPIC’). It is informed by field programmes, case studies, and indigenous peoples’ actual experiences which were also reviewed at a workshop in Indonesia in April 2007.

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