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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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Initiative on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent - Concept Paper
Report

2010 - English - Moderate

Initiative on Free, Prior, and Informed Cons...

The Forest Dialogue


‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ (FPIC) has emerged as a key principle in international law, related to indigenous peoples and is considered necessary in sectors like dam building, extractive industries, forestry, plantations, conservation, bio-prospecting and environmental impact assessment. While the right itself is clearly affirmed, the practicalities for non-State parties to adhere to it are less clear, and so initiatives to ensure FPIC are considered.

Basic steps for the consultation process and free, prior and informed consent in the Yucatan Peninsula
Manual

2015 - Español - Moderate

Basic steps for the consultation process and...

Juan Carlos Carrillo


Document developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN) and the Mexican Centre for Environmental Law (CEMDA). In it, the human rights involved in the Free, Prior and Informed Consent are discussed, along with the legal framework for FPIC and the fundamental factors involved in it. It also describes the stages and elements for conducting the FPIC process.

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and ...

Conservation International, Adrienne McKeehan, Theresa Buppert


This guide was developed by Conservation International (CI), in order to provide clear guidelines for implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent effectively. It clearly defines acronyms, key words, background information, benefits of following FPIC, and a description for adopting the process in each step of the process.

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Empowering Communities for People-Focused Conservation
Brief Summary

2014 - English - Moderate

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Empowerin...

Adrienne McKeehan, Theresa Buppert


This article published in the Harvard International Review, describes a collaborative project between Conservation International (CI) and an Indigenous Advisory Group based in Guyana to develop guidelines about what FPIC looks like and how it is applied. The three stages that were identified through this collaborative process are discussed including; gathering needed information for the FPIC project, collaborating with community members, and ensuring accountability to the community.