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Free Prior and Informed Consent

Free Prior and Informed Consent is a specific right that pertains to Indigenous Peoples and is recognised in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

This excellent FPIC manual was developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation for people, organisations, companies and institutions wanting to incorporate FPIC into project design and implementation.

 

Read the FPIC manual

 

 


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Principles of self-determination and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) with respect to what happens on First Nations land, is key to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Australia is a signatory to the Declaration, a legally non-binding global agreement that delineates and defines the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples, including their ownership rights to cultural and ceremonial expression, identity, language, employment, health, education, and other issues. Their ownership also extends to the protection of their intellectual and cultural property. 

 

Read the Declaration here