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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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Towards consent: Case Studies and Perspectives on Collaboration Agreements between Companies and Communities in Forest Landscapes
Report

2014 - Español - Moderate

Towards consent: Case Studies and Perspectiv...

Hite Kristen


This publication seeks to offer insights on the process and substance for developing collaborative agreements between industry, government, and indigenous peoples regarding forest landscapes. Following an overview of the legal and political context including FPIC, a series of case studies offers examples of companies and communities engaging on matters involving forest land use amid varying national tenure regimes

Respecting free, prior and informed consent
Manual

This document is a technical guide about Free Prior and Informed Consent. Best practices are listed for government organizations to respect FPIC, and for the NGO's, Indigenous groups and private investors can all follow their responsibilities within the FPIC model. Report created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This report showcases a Participatory Action Research project that lasted 26 months. It reports on Corporate Social Responsibility tools that companies and governments promote to ensure good corporate behaviour. The report looks at the extent to which CSRs respect human and ethnic rights in theory and practice. Recommendations are given for ways to strengthen current approaches and frameworks. Issues are presented through a variety of perspectives.

"Veto" and "Consent" - Significant Differences
Manual

2015 - English - Technical

"Veto" and "Consent" - Significant Differences

Joffe Paul


This document offers some analysis on veto and consent and highlights important differences. It addresses these issues in the context of proposed third party developments in or near Indigenous peoples' lands and territories.

The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state

Lander Edgardo


Essay on the Venezuelan crisis and its implications for mining and prior consent in southern areas of the country

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.

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