PREVIOUS CONSULTATION
WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN LATIN AMERICA

Generating Knowloedge

A platform to strengthen common
understanding and collaboration on
consultation processes

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Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional 31/01/14
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional 31/01/14
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional 30/01/14
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional 19/08/17
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional
Propuesta de Categorización de la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor como Parque Nacional 17/12/13

THE FREE, PRIOR AND INFORMED CONSULTATION


The right to consultation and the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples on the use and exploitation of natural resources and their territories has become a cornerstone in the promotion of human rights and the strengthening of democracy in Latin America. Effective consultation processes are also critical for the protection of ecosystems and the prevention of conflicts.

The Inter-American Court on Human Rights has identified a number of required guarantees in the implementation of consultation process: good faith, previous and sustained communication, access to information, cultural adequacy, and the intent to reach agreements.

While various countries in Latin American have specific regulation on consultation processes, the level of effective implementation varies widely depending on the context and the sector. While some States have been proactive and established specialized observatories and monitoring mechanisms, in other countries indigenous peoples have taken the initiative and carried out community consultations or “self-consultations”.

GENERATING KNOWLEDGE AND COLABORATION


This platform aims to strengthen common understanding and knowledge on consultation processes in Latin America, especially those experiences that can offer guidance to similar processes in the region. The analysis includes a gender and human rights approach and takes into account the particular situation of indigenous women and girls. With this purpose, the platform serves as a repository of information and an evidence-based knowledge network. The use of new technologies facilitates the effective access, visualization and participatory analysis of the available information by a wide spectrum of actors in communities, the public and the private sectors.