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Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Protecting Indigenous Peoples' right to self-determination, participation, and decision-making

John Edward, Nicole Friederichs, Stella Tamang, Vincent Nmehielle

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Protecting Indigenous Peoples' right to self-determination, participation, and decision-making
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Resource Type Brief Summary
Language
  • English
Year 2012
Country United States of America
Topic
  • FPIC
  • Rights and Legal Framework
Complexity Technical
Keywords
  • Consultation
  • Decision Making
  • International Law
  • Monitoring
  • Self-Determination
  • UNDRIP
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Leadership and Management
Description This article provides an overview of Indigenous peoples’ right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), including the meaning of each of these components. The legal basis for FPIC suggests that Indigenous peoples’ consent is required for any project that effects their lands or resources. The limits of FPIC are also discussed however, including the lack of clear definitions regarding consent and consultation, and the problems of non-enforcement by nation states.
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