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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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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.

FPIC: The Right to Decide
Brief Summary

These short website and booklet are designed to be a first approach of what FPIC is. It was developed by the IRRG group, with input from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the support of two international designers. The website can be visited on mobile devices and the booklet can be freely printed and distributed.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions
Manual

2013 - English - Moderate

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

Asia Pacific Forum


This manual aims to support National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the promotion and protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples, as outlined in UNDRIP. Chapter 3 of the report (p. 19), discusses the provisions relating to self-determination and Indigenous governance and their significance, including the use of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent as an extension of consultation processes.

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and FPIC: Canada is overdue on implementation
Essay

This article by National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, discusses FPIC as an aspect of Indigenous people's inherent right to self-determination. He states that Indigenous peoples have rights to make decisions about the land, laws, and resources. Planning decisions cannot be made without Indigenous people's FPIC and must be free from oppression, outside interference, and negative impacts. Bellegarde calls on the Canadian government to adopt the declaration within federal legislation and to address the human rights violations that are occurring in Canada.

Is free, prior and informed consent a form of corporate social responsibility?
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Technical

Is free, prior and informed consent a form o...

Rodhouse Toyah, Vanclay Frank


Organizations across the world are starting to include Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and human rights standards in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) documents. The authors of this article argue characteristics of CSR are not inherently well-matched with tenants of basic human rights and FPIC is often included in CSR documents to serve the role of preventing societal backlash against corporate actions.

UNDRIP Implementation: Braiding International, Domestic and Indigenous Laws
Report

This document takes a look at the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada where there is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives.

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