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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Africa

Author: Oxfam America, Published on: 3 February 2014

This research backgrounder provides an overview of global policies and standards pertaining to Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) relevant to the African context. The policies and standards highlighted in the report attest to a growing recognition of FPIC and the importance of local community participation in decision making related to extractive industry project development. [refers to Talisman, De Beers, Inmet, Calvert Group, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, Newmont]

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Related companies: De Beers (part of Anglo American) Inmet Mining Newmont (formerly Newmont Goldcorp) Rio Tinto Talisman (part of Repsol) Xstrata (part of Glencore)