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The Community Referendum: Participatory Democracy and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent to Development

Brant McGee

The Community Referendum: Participatory Democracy and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent to Development
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Resource Type Scientific Paper
Language
  • English
Year 2009
Country United States of America
Topic
  • Consultation
  • FPIC
Complexity Technical
Keywords
  • Community Engagement
  • Consultation
  • Decision Making
  • International Law
  • Land Stewardship
  • Land Use Planning
  • Self-Determination
  • UNDRIP
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Leadership and Management
Description This article discusses the Community Referenda as a consultation strategy to achieve FPIC, in which each community member votes on a potential development project. The development and purpose of FPIC in International law is discussed in the context of mining projects in Latin America that have resulted in conflict. Community Referenda are seen as a democratic form of consultation in which the perspectives of stakeholders can be taken into account.
Journal Berkeley Journal of International Law
Volume 27
Issue 2
Pages 570 - 635
Copyright Creative Commons, Non Commercial, Share Alike