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Respecting free, prior and informed consent
Manual

This document is a technical guide about Free Prior and Informed Consent. Best practices are listed for government organizations to respect FPIC, and for the NGO's, Indigenous groups and private investors can all follow their responsibilities within the FPIC model. Report created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This report showcases a Participatory Action Research project that lasted 26 months. It reports on Corporate Social Responsibility tools that companies and governments promote to ensure good corporate behaviour. The report looks at the extent to which CSRs respect human and ethnic rights in theory and practice. Recommendations are given for ways to strengthen current approaches and frameworks. Issues are presented through a variety of perspectives.

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
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.

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.

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges
eBook

2010 - English - Moderate

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Inf...

Lehr Amy K., Smith Gare A.


This report explores the usefulness and impact of adopting a free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) policy from an industry perspective for Talisman corporation. The report advocates for FPIC from the perspective of members of extractive sector corporations.

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