human rights & business (and a few other things)

Launch of Report on Free, Prior, Informed Consent for Indigenous Peoples & the Mining Industry

What: Launch of advocacy research report on Free, Prior, Informed Consent for indigenous peoples & how it applies to the mining industry

Where: Barnet Town Hall, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT, United Kingdom (Tube: Hendon Central, Northern Line)

When: 6pm – 2nd May 2013

Speakers: Will include Professor James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, ex-Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (& Director of Tebtebba Foundation), as well as representatives of industry and indigenous peoples

Details: The project is seeking to persuade leading multinational mining companies to adopt the principle of FPIC in their policies and fully comply with it in practice in all of their operations, so as to increase compliance with respect for indigenous peoples rights’. The advocacy paper will allow for better informed dialogue between mine-affected indigenous communities and the industry. It will draw on case studies to illustrate positive and negative experiences from which lessons can be derived, and will make recommendations based on the findings. The launch will present the findings of the report, and allow interested members of the public – as well as a number of assembled overseas visitors – to debate the issues in it.

For now only a summary of the report is available. I will post a link to the report as soon as it is available, so watch this space.

Refreshments will be available. Please send confirmation if you are planning to attend to

This event is organised by the project consortium, including PIPLinks, Middlesex University Law School, ECCR & the Missionary Society of St Columban.

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