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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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How to Implement free, prior informed FPIC
Scientific Paper

Negotiating FPIC is a process, consisting of informing affected persons about planned activities and their impacts and verifying that the information provided has been understood, before explicit consent can be negotiated. If people refuse, their decision must be respected. FPIC focuses on harmonising relationships between groups of different power and means.

ON AIR - Spreading the word about the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
News Article

2013 - English - Simple

ON AIR - Spreading the word about the right ...

Barcarse Kaimana


This article describes a series of radio programs being produced by Cultural Survival, to share knowledge about the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Indigenous communities. UNDRIP and FPIC are significant international policies, but their benefit is only realized when they are applied by Indigenous peoples. Greater information sharing about Indigenous rights is therefore necessary.

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.

Know Your Rights: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Adolescents
Manual

2013 - English - Simple

Know Your Rights: United Nations Declaration...

Blackstock Cindy


This magazine-style document is for Indigenous youth, so that they can learn about the rights they have recognized in international law. This text provides a summary of some of the important language, themes, and articles of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), so that young people can continue to play an important role in ensuring that it is fully implemented.

Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples
Video & Podcast

This community-friendly animation video explains the concepts and mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) through a story of interaction between indigenous peoples and people requesting their consent for new development. FPIC is a continual process that involves mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making on matters affecting them.

Free Prior Informed Consent: Is it required and what's the standard?
Essay

2014 - English - Moderate

Free Prior Informed Consent: Is it required ...

Bryant Dani, O'Callaghan Kevin


This presentation targeted to members of Industry to share information about Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Specific attention is paid to the requirements for FPIC outlined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Specific examples of FPIC are introduced in the context of Canadian Domestic Law.

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