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The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997: Does it Give IPs the Right to Veto Development Projects?

by on Dec 03, 2013

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Even if there is significant progress towards acceptance of the right to free and prior informed consent, there is still considerable confusion about how this right is most effectively exercised by ...

Even if there is significant progress towards acceptance of the right to free and prior informed consent, there is still considerable confusion about how this right is most effectively exercised by indigenous peoples and best respected by other stakeholders in the resources industry. It is not enough for governments to invoke the public or national interest when considering allowing development on IPs’ lands; they must satisfy other legal requirements.

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The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997: Does it Give IPs the Right to Veto Development Projects? The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997: Does it Give IPs the Right to Veto Development Projects? Document Transcript