Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: A Struggling International Principle

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: A Struggling International Principle
Emily M. McCulloch
Public Land & Resources Law Review, June 2021; 44(5)
Open Access
Excerpt
Global development diminishes the voices of indigenous populations around the world. Resource extraction and commercial use threaten even the most isolated groups. In an effort to develop enforceable rights for indigenous peoples, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples sought to protect indigenous peoples through the principle of the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (“FPIC”). This paper focuses on why the FPIC is struggling to take hold in the international community.

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