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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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The Right to Decide: The Importance of Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Policy Brief

2011 - English - Moderate

The Right to Decide: The Importance of Respe...

Amazon Watch

This briefing report explains the roles and responsibilities of companies to address human rights impacts of company operations. Indigenous peoples that are potentially affected by industry development have ethical, legal, and financial rights related to industrial development. The report identifies key challenges related to implementing FPIC and recommendations for companies who invest in the Amazon.

Proponent-Indigenous Agreements and the Implementation of the Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Canada
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Proponent-Indigenous Agreements and the Impl...

Papillon Martin, Rodon Thierry

Focusing on the Canadian context, this article discusses the roots and implications of a pro- ponent-driven model for seeking Indigenous consent to natural resource extraction on their traditional lands. Building on two case studies, the paper argues that negotiated consent through IBAs offers a truncated version of FPIC from the perspective of the communities involved.

Indigenous peoples and mining position statement
Official Statement

2013 - English - Moderate

Indigenous peoples and mining position state...

International Council on Mining and Minerals

This report by the International Council on Mining and Minerals discusses how mining companies plan to honour the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in order to create a mutually respectful and meaningful relationship that is beneficial to both Indigenous communities and companies in the extractive sector.

This toolkit for negotiations to develop IBAs focuses primarily on the mining industry in Canada, Latin America, and Australia. However, the knowledge gained can be applied to other industries and regions. It is meant to be a resource for Aboriginal groups negotiating with industry and government.

Biodiversity and Culture: Exploring Community Protocols, Rights and Consent
Scientific Paper

FPIC and community protocol-type processes are being used to help claim rights and negotiate agreements in various biodiversity contexts. However, recent developments in international law in relation to access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (ABS) have brought these participatory tools and processes centre stage.

What is REDD+? A Guide for Indigenous Communities

2012 - English - Moderate

What is REDD+? A Guide for Indigenous Commun...

Forest Peoples Programme, Tebtebba Foundation, Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact et al.

This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples.