Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Prior consultation: A fundamental right for indigenous peoples
Consultation or prior consent?
Luis Ángel Saavedra
Faced with ambiguous policies, indigenous peoples rely on international law and their own initiatives.
Political will to apply consultation is lacking
Regulations for prior consultation violate other rights of indigenous peoples.
Communities reject initiative to regulate ILO Convention 169
Colom administration uses a legal ruse to limit indigenous people’s right to be consulted on mining and hydroelectric projects.
Court stops mining projects in indigenous territories
Tribunal guarantees right to consultation for Mapuche communities.
Dilemmas and conflicts of prior consultation
Ricardo Herrera Farell
Indigenous communities demand that the government respect their right to be consulted on any extractive activities on their land.
Big projects, big threat
José Pedro Martins
Government gives the green light to ventures that affect indigenous territories.
Decree limits prior consultation
Indigenous movement calls for repeal of decree that violates the right to consultation, and rejects the government proposal.
Indigenous communities without the right to consultation
Government imposes infrastructure projects without taking into account opinion of affected communities.
The right to determine their development
Karin Anchelía Jesusi
Prior consultation: a right that ensures other indigenous rights.
“The living conditions of a people cannot be modified without their consent”
Elsa Chanduví Jaña
An interview with Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo, PhD in Law
Latinamerica Press / Noticias Aliadas
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