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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
Report

2010 - Multilingual - Moderate

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

Marcus Colchester


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.

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Work: Challenges and Prospects for Indigenous People
Report

2007 - Multilingual - Moderate

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Conse...

Marcus Colchester, Maurizio Farhan Ferrari


Report developed by Forest Peoples Programme, which summarizes the progress made by Indigenous Peoples’ and organizations seeking to assess and apply the right of indigenous peoples ‘to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to actions that affect their lands, territories and natural resources’ (referred to as ‘the right to FPIC’). It is informed by field programmes, case studies, and indigenous peoples’ actual experiences which were also reviewed at a workshop in Indonesia in April 2007.

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress with 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent' Since the World Commission on Dams
Scientific Paper

2010 - English - Advanced

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress w...

Joji Cariño, Marcus Colchester


This article examines how policy has developed to promote FPIC from 2000-2010 both as a human rights law and for extraction industry best practice. The article calls for more clarity around government power to control resource exploitation, since FPIC is not often upheld by industry and governments. The article also advocates for communities right to FPIC.