Why Agreements Matter (Rio Tinto)


Boreal Leadership Council FPIC News Release

Boreal Leadership Council FPIC op-ed final

Boreal Leadership Council FPIC Successes Report

Business and Human Rights – Indigenous Peoples’ Experiences with Access to Remedy (Case Studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America)

Good Practice Guide: Indigenous Peoples and Mining (second edition) (ICMM)

Oxfam 2015 Community Consent Index

Respecting Land and Forest Rights: A Guide for Companies



Compensation Matters: Securing Community Interests in Large-Scale Investments (BICC)

Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector

A Good Practice Handbook for Junior Companies in the Extractive Industries (IFC)

Human Rights Watch – The Impact of Mining on Human Rights in Karamoja, Uganda

Improving Tribal-Corporate Relations in the Mining Sector

Indigenous Peoples’ Right to FPIC- UN Global Compact

Indigenous Rights Risk Report (First Peoples Worldwide)

Letter to Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank (April 9, 2014)

Strengthening  Community Understanding of FPIC: Trainers Manual (Oxfam Australia)

Water Mining Communities: Creating Shared Value through Sustainable Water Management (IFC)



Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality: Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector (Cathal Doyle and Jill Cariño)

Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples: A Changing Dynamic? (O’Faircheallaigh)

Good Practice Guide: Indigenous Peoples and Mining (from ICMM)

ICMM Indigenous Peoples and Mining Position Statement

Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the DRC (French only)

Indigenous Rights Risk Report for the Extractive Industry (First Peoples Worldwide)

UN declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Business Reference Guide

Why Human Rights Matter (Rio Tinto)


Agreement-Making with Indigenous Groups- Oil and gas development, Australia (Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining)

ESRI – Managing tribal resources with GIS

First Peoples Worldwide FPIC Guidebook(May 2012)

Forest Peoples Programme Comments on the Draft UNREDD FPIC Guidelines (FPP, January 2012)

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Canada: A summary of key issues, lessons, and case studies towards practical guidance for developers and Aboriginal communities (Boreal Leadership Council, July 2012)

From Controversy to Consensus Lessons Learned from Government and Company Consultations with Indigenous Organizations in Peru and Bolivia (Oxfam America)

FSC Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (Forest Stewardship Council, October 2012)

Guidance Note 7 – Indigenous Peoples (Corresponds to International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples)

Handbook on Community Engagement: A ‘good practice’ guide to negotiating lease agreements with landowning communities in South Sudan (David K. Deng/South Sudan Law Society, April 2012)

Human Rights in the Mining and Metals Industry: Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes (ICMM, March 2012)

The Intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility Guidelines and Indigenous Rights: Examining Neoliberal Governance of a Proposed Mining Project in Suriname (Bethany Haalboom/Geoforum 2012)

MMSD+10: Reflecting on a Decade(Abbi Buxton, International Institute for Environment and Development, June 2012)

UN Human Rights Council Follow-up Report on Indigenous Peoples and the right to participate in decision-making, with a focus on extractive industries (August 2012)



Extractive Industries operating within or near indigenous territories (James Anaya/Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, July 2011)

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A review of free, prior and informed consent in Australia (Mark Rumler/Oxfam-Australia, December 2011)

Guests at the Big Table – Growth of the Extractive Sector, Indigenous/Peasant Participation in Multi-Partite Processes, and the Canadian Presence in Peru (José De Echave C./North-South Institute, revised November 2011)

License to Operate – Indigenous Relations and Free Prior and Informed Consent in the Mining Industry (Irene Sosa/Sustainalytics, October 2011)

The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Indigenous Peoples’ Participation Rights within International Law (Tara Ward/Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, 2011)

Tipping the Power Balance:  Making Free, Prior and Informed Consent Work (Viviane Weitzner/North-South Institute, 2011)

Why Cultural Heritage Matters (Rio Tinto)



Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Making FPIC Work for Forests and Peoples (Marcus Colchester/The Forests Dialogue, July 2010)

Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent (Christina Hill, Serena Lillywhite and Michael Simon/Oxfam-Australia, 2010)

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges (Amy K. Lehr and Gare A. Smith/Foley & Hoag, LLC – for Talisman Energy Inc., July 2010)

UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights Annual Report 2010 (James Anaya, July 2010)



Moving FPIC from the Fringes to the Centre Stage: Exploring the context of opposition and opportunity in Canada (Meaghen Simms/North-South Institute presentation at the International Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples [Manila], March 2009)

UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights Annual Report 2009 (James Anaya, July 2009)

 The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Prior Consultation: The Situation in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (Due Process of Law Foundation, Oxfam)

Why Gender Matters (Rio Tinto)


Implementing the Troilus Agreement: A Joint Study of Cree Employment and Service Contracts in the Mining Sector (Alan Penn-Science Advisor at the Cree Regional Authority & Vincent Roquet-Sociologist and Planner/Cree Nation of Mistissini, Cree Regional Authority, Inmet Mining Corporation; July 2008)

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (See Article 19)



Development without Conflict: The Business Case for Community Consent (World Resources Institute Report, May 2007)

Mining and Indigenous Peoples Issues Roundtable: Continuing a Dialogue between Indigenous Peoples and Mining Companies (ICMM and IUCN record of discussions among participants at the 2007 roundtable)

FPIC  Case Studies from Suriname, Forest Peoples Programme



Agreements, Treaties, and Negotiated Settlements Project

Sociology before Geology – Communities work in Rio Tinto (Bruce Harvey, Global Practice Leader Communities, Rio Tinto; undated manuscript)

The Right to Decide: The Importance of Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent (Amazon Watch briefing paper, undated)