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"Free and Informed Prior Consultation: Challenges for its Application in the Hydrocarbons Sector" is a publication that arises from the Energy, Environment and Population (EAP) program, which aims to promote tripartite dialogue among governments, businesses and indigenous peoples, in relation to hydrocarbon activities and the promotion of initiatives with common tripartite objectives, linked to the development of hydrocarbon potential in a manner compatible with environmental sustainability and the economic and social development of the countries.
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the fundamental right to prior consultation in the countries that are part of the Amazon Basin (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela) of which the indigenous peoples are beneficiaries.
This publication is a consultation tool aimed at indigenous communities, companies and various State institutions, linked to hydrocarbon activities, in a democratic framework, which guarantees the right to participation of indigenous peoples in the different stages of prior consultation, respecting and guaranteeing the free and full exercise of human rights.
For the elaboration of this document, the financial support of the Canadian Cooperation with the participation of the Regional Association of Companies of the Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL) and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon basin (COICA).
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