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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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Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Making FPIC work for forests and peoples

2010 - Multilingual - Moderate

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Making FPI...

Colchester Marcus

This scoping review provides comprehensive information regarding Indigenous Peoples’ right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), as it is currently represented in academic literature and community practice. The review highlights the legal foundations, practical implications, and outcomes of FPIC, attending to the conflicts and challenges that emerge between the different viewpoints of various stakeholders.

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.

Gang Lords Rule the Orinoco Mining Arc
News Article

2016 - English - Moderate

Gang Lords Rule the Orinoco Mining Arc

Lopez Edgar

This article studies the link between illegal mining, violence and the lack of consult to indigenous peoples in the Orinoco Mining Arc.

Impacts of FSC Certification in the Canadian Boreal Forest: Exploring Partnerships between Forest Companies and Aboriginal Peoples

2009 - English - Moderate

Impacts of FSC Certification in the Canadian...

Teitelbaum Sara

This research project aims to investigate the influence of FSC certification on relationships between forest companies and Aboriginal communities in Canada’s boreal forest.

The Failures of Forest Certification and the Implications for the Public Wealth of the Canadian

2015 - English - Moderate

The Failures of Forest Certification and the...

Nickson Elizabeth

This report looks at the failures of forest certification in Canada.

Making consent work for quality investment in the extractive industries
Policy Brief

2013 - English - Moderate

Making consent work for quality investment i...

Buxton Abbi, Wilson Emma

This briefing note explains the importance of FPIC from the perspective of the extractive industry through attraction of responsible investors. FPIC can empower communities and promote sustainable development that would otherwise be undermined by fear, uncertainty, and debates over government/company responsibilities. FPIC also fulfills requirements of companies to meet their formal and legal obligations.

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