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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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Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges
eBook

2010 - English - Moderate

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Inf...

Lehr Amy K., Smith Gare A.


This report explores the usefulness and impact of adopting a free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) policy from an industry perspective for Talisman corporation. The report advocates for FPIC from the perspective of members of extractive sector corporations.

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.

Indigenous Peoples Guidebook on FPIC and Corporation Standards
Report

2012 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples Guidebook on FPIC and Cor...

First Peoples Worldwide


Tremendous progress has been made by Indigenous peoples over the last 20 years, but Indigenous peoples must now focus on spurring the private sector to make similar rights recognitions. By advocating the adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), Indigenous peoples are changing business practices on a huge scale.

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.

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.

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