The launch of the report, Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality: Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector took place at Middlesex University in London on 2nd May 2013 (see http://int.piplinks.org/london-launch-research-paper-indigenous-peoples-and-mining).
The research was conducted on behalf of a consortium of
organisations, including Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), Ecumenical
Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), and the Middlesex
University School of Law, but backed by a larger number of indigenous
advisors and organisations.
It is part of a project which aims to
promote the human rights of indigenous peoples by persuading leading
multinational mining companies to abide by their obligations under
international human rights standards. Specifically, the project aims to
achieve sector-wide adoption of FPIC as the global mining industry
standard, in order to safeguard the rights of indigenous peoples faced
with mining operations in their territories.