New publication on the right to free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples in Brazil

Publish Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017

The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) and the Red de Cooperación Amazónica (RCA) have recently launched the publication "Derecho a la Consulta y Consentimiento de los Pueblos Indígenas, Quilombolas y Comunidades Tradicionales" in Brazil. The right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) is established under Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), as well as the UN and American Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and has been reaffirmed in various pronouncements by international human rights bodies. In the coming weeks, presentations of the publication will be made in several regions of Brazil, in which indigenous leaders, quilombolas, civil society organizations, academics/academic institutions, and state entities will participate. 

The publication is available here in Portuguese.