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UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights


Guide to UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights for indigenous communities in English & Khmer
OHCHR Cambodia & Indigenous Community Support Organization

Picture book developed for indigenous communities & other rights holders as an information tool for human rights promotion and protection.

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Mike Baab

Video explanation of the three pillars of the UN Guiding Principles: (1) State duty to protect, (2) Corporate responsibility to respect, (3) Access to remedy

Free, prior & informed consent (FPIC)





Posters explaining FPIC in French, Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili.
Forest Peoples Programme, ADEV, CAMV, CEDEN, Réseau CREF

Graphic illustration of free, prior & informed consent to use for trainings & workshops.

Guide to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Oxfam Australia

Introductory guide about the right to FPIC and how this right can help people have a say about development projects, such as dams, mines and, logging and other large infrastructure projects, which affect them in some way.

FPIC Training Materials: "Communities in the Driving Seat"
Forest Peoples Programme

This guide including training materials to support community education on FPIC to help communities to get the best deal they can if they decide to enter negotiations with companies for use of community lands and resources. It includes posters and graphic explanations.

Training manual on FPIC
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

This training manual is designed for trainers and facilitators to use as a guide when conducting training for indigenous communities on FPIC. It includes specific activities, case studies and background materials.

Further background materials
Communities First

Related case studies

Bolivia: Natural gas impacts on Guarani indigenous communities’ rights

Human rights impact assessment focused on indigenous peoples' rights, including free, prior & informed consent, reparations, right to work & access to water

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Philippines: Mining impacts on Subanon indigenous peoples’ rights

Human rights impact assessment & complaint to UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination over right to free, prior & informed consent, negative mining impacts

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Chile: Mining impacts on indigenous Diaguita Agricultural Community

Community-based human rights impact assessment focusing on rights of indigenous peoples

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