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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.

Executive Summary: Holding Extractive Companies to Account in Colombia: An evaluation of CSR instruments through the lens of Indigenous and Afro-Descendent Right
Report

This report is an executive summary of a larger report, it 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.

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.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Prior Consultation for Indigenous Peoples and Black Communities – International and Colombian standards in the Extractive Sector
Report

2010 - Multilingual - Moderate

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Prior C...

The North-South Institute, Viviane Weitzner


This workshop had the objectives of facilitating the exchange of experiences, reflections and contributions on the topic of Free, Prior and Informed Consultation in extractive projects in Colombia and to move reflections and criteria forward regarding minimum standards for FPIC with Indigenous and afro peoples in Colombia.

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos mineros y energéticos
Manual

2012 - Español - Moderate

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos miner...

Federico Herrera, Gladys Jimeno Santoyo, Plutarco Sandoval et al.


This guide provides information specific for Colombian Indigenous groups. It mentions the specific legislation within the country supporting their rights. It also makes reference to FPIC. It provides relevant information as to the allies within the region.