Rights in Action. Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 8
Publication language: English
Release year: 2013
Release month / day: Mar-01

Tags: Global governance

The comic book and video explain the basis of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), a mechanism and a process wherein indigenous peoples undertake their collective decision on matters that affects them. Our partner Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP) has increasingly published innovative material on indigenous issues as comic books and animation videos translated into local languages. FPIC is an iterative process that should be undertaken in good faith to ensure mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making on matters affecting them. It requires the conduct of a series of consultations, dialogues, exchanges, and interactions between indigenous peoples and those requiring their consent and agreement for the entire cycle of a project from planning, implementation and monitoring. Thus FPIC should ensure the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in all project-related process that affect them.


This publication has been published with the support from IWGIA, Norad, Danida, Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA).

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