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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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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.

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and ...

Conservation International, Buppert Theresa, McKeehan Adrienne


This guide was developed by Conservation International (CI), in order to provide clear guidelines for implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent effectively. It clearly defines acronyms, key words, background information, benefits of following FPIC, and a description for adopting the process in each step of the process.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Protecting Indigenous Peoples' right to self-determination, participation, and decision-making
Brief Summary

2012 - English - Technical

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Protectin...

Edward John, Friederichs Nicole, Nmehielle Vincent et al.


This article provides an overview of Indigenous peoples’ right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), including the meaning of each of these components. The legal basis for FPIC suggests that Indigenous peoples’ consent is required for any project that effects their lands or resources. The limits of FPIC are also discussed however, including the lack of clear definitions regarding consent and consultation, and the problems of non-enforcement by nation states.

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our Future
Report

2015 - English - Moderate

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our F...

Stankovitch Mara


This comprehensive report of the global conference on community participatory mapping in Indigenous peoples' territories showcases how to use maps to assert rights to Indigenous lands, territories, and resources. Maps are also presented as a tool for the sustainable management of resources, monitoring, for governance, and as a research methodology.

Canadian Mining Projects in the Territory of the Diaguitas Huasco Altinos Agricultural Community in Chile
Report

2016 - English - Moderate

Canadian Mining Projects in the Territory of...

Observatorio Ciudadano


This report examines the human rights impacts of two mining projects in the territory of the Diaguitas Huasco Altinos Agricultural Community (known in Spanish as the Comunidad Agrícola de Los Diaguitas Huasco Altinos [CADHA]), an indigenous community settled in Huasco Province, in the Atacama region of Chile.

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.

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