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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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The Politics of Indigenous Participation Through " Free Prior Informed Consent": Reflections from the Bolivian Case
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Advanced

The Politics of Indigenous Participation Thr...

Jean Grugel, Lorenza Fontana


This article explores the challenges of ethnic-based participation and its potential for creating inclusive and effective forms of decision-making for marginalized social groups. Empirically, it examines a recent attempt to establish more participative forms of resource and development governance for indigenous communities in Bolivia through Free Prior and Informed Consent.

This paper discusses various contemporary issues surrounding human rights, Indigenous peoples and their relationship with the extractive industries, focusing on the Brazilian context.

'Free Prior and Informed Consent', Social Complexity and the Mining Industry: Establishing a Knowledge Base
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Advanced

'Free Prior and Informed Consent', Social Co...

Deanna Kemp, Owen John


In this article, the authors critically review the character of the current FPIC debate as it relates to mining, and outline four conditional factors required to safeguard against social risk.

Civil Society Participation in International Decision Making: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives in the Indigenous Rights Arena
Scientific Paper

2012 - English - Moderate

Civil Society Participation in International...

Enzamaría Tramontana


This article looks that the fact that while a number of positive steps have been taken to allow indigenous peoples the possibility to take part in relevant intergovernmental decision-making processes, there’s a need to provide their own self-governing institutions and organisations with a more influential status than that granted to civil society organizations.

Proponent-Indigenous agreements and the implementation of the right to free, prior, and informed consent in Canada
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Advanced

Proponent-Indigenous agreements and the impl...

Martin Papillon, Thierry Rondon


Focusing on the Canadian context, this article discusses the roots and implications of a proponent-driven model for seeking Indigenous consent to natural resource extraction on their traditional lands. Building on two case studies, the paper argues that negotiated consent through IBAs offers a truncated version of FPIC from the perspective of the communities involved.

Determining our Future Asserting our Rights: Indigenous Peoples and Mining in West Suriname
Report

This report present the outcomes of a project conducted by the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname and The North-South Institute that was requested by Indigenous communities in West Suriname that will be affected by a large-scale mining and hydroelectric development project. At the time that the project started, the communities had not yet been informed about the development activities.

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