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Practitioners’ Brief: Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in International and Regional Human Rights Law

Indigenous communities’ right to influence decisions about activities that affect their lands and resources is an evolving area of international law, with the right to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) emerging as a central legal concept. This briefing provides context to the concept of FPIC and how the concept has developed in human rights law. It also examines the uses and limitations of the right to FPIC in protecting indigenous peoples’ rights. This resource is intended for legal empowerment practitioners who may be somewhat familiar with FPIC but
would like to learn more about applying the concept in different jurisdictions and when dealing with various actors.

Uploaded on: Jan 31, 2017
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017
Year Published: 2016

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Namati Publications, Practitioner Resources Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency Tool Type: Laws, Policies & Legal Analysis, Policy Papers / Briefs Languages: English Regions: Central America, Middle East & North Africa, South America, Sub-Saharan Africa Nature of Impact: Acquisition of Remedy / Entitlement / Information, Change in law or policy, Impact on Natural Environment, Legal Knowledge and Skills Institutions Engaged: Human Rights Commission, International Court