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The Growing Focus on the Rights of Indigenous People

It is increasingly clear that for companies, “getting it right” includes managing and mitigating impacts on indigenous or vulnerable people. And they’re not the only ones looking at such impacts. Last month, the UN body responsible for protecting the rights of...

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A Monkey Forest Update

In the July 2011 issue of Mining, People and the Environment, a quarterly supplement to The Mining Journal, Maurice Bridge and Angus Wong of Monkey Forest Consulting examine the growing requirements for FPIC and the way they are changing mining practices the world...

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FPIC: Interpretations and Implications for Stakeholders

The recent endorsement by the government of Canada of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has given rise to questions about how it will impact resource projects and indigenous groups. Canada's statement of support represents a...

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