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Land Tenure Risk: Why it Matters for Companies, Investors, and Communities

Two important new reports focus on land tenure conflicts between companies and communities. In September, the Rights and Resources Initiative released a report entitled, “Global Capital, Local Concessions: A...more

ICMM Releases Position Statement on Indigenous Peoples Establishing Commitment to FPIC

The International Council of Mining & Metals (“ICMM”) recently released a position statement on indigenous peoples and mining that explicitly requires its 22 member companies to work to obtain the free, prior, and informed...more

RE-EVALUATING TRIBAL CUSTOMS OF LAND USE RIGHTS

Indigenous peoples developed sustainable land tenure systems over countless generations, but these customary systems of rights are barely used by American Indian tribes today. Would increasing formal recognition of these...more

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges

Table of Contents I. Executive Summary...4 II. The Evolution of Free, Prior, And Informed Consent in International Law and Voluntary Initiatives...9 A. International Legal Standards...9 B. Standards Directly Applicable to...more

Aboriginal Rights: Unresolved Issues Create Problems for Business by Keith E. Clark

Unresolved issues concerning Aboriginal rights and title are creating problems for the business community across Canada. Businesses operate best in environments where legal rights and rules are known and respected. In...more

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