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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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Who Controls the Territory and the Resources? Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as a Contested Human Rights Practice in Bolivia
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Advanced

Who Controls the Territory and the Resources...

Schilling-Vacaflor Almut


The article scrutinizes the struggles over prior consultation and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and analyses the divergent interpretations of what this right would entail in Bolivia. Similar conversations have played an important role in resource conflicts across Latin America.

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.

Included or Excluded: An Analysis of the Application of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Principles in Land Grabbing Cases in Cameroon
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Included or Excluded: An Analysis of the App...

Ashukem Jean Claude N.


Focusing on Cameroon, this article examines instances of land grabbing in the country, with a focus on the application of the principle of FPIC. The arguments in the article are inspired by international law in which the application of the principle in the context of land grabbing serves not only to protect the rights and interests of indigenous people but is also conducive to fostering and reinforcing the land governance regime of host countries involved in such deals.

Venezuela's Deepening Logic of Extraction
Scientific Paper

2017 - English - Moderate

Venezuela's Deepening Logic of Extraction

Rosales Antulio


This article looks at the mining industry in Venezuela including the illegal mining activities and the government's lack of monitoring.

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.

Indigenous Peoples Communities of African Descent Extractive Industries
Report

This report documents the various industrial projects being conducted in Latin America with minimal supervision and ownership in the protection of Indigenous lands.

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