|Consultation and consent: Principles, experiences and challenges|
Presentation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, for the International Colloquium on the free, prior, informed consultation: International and regional standards and experiences. Mexico City, 8 November 2016.
"In the course of my mandate, the issue of consultation and free, prior and informed consent has arisen in the context of specific cases brought to my attention through the communications procedure, in country visits, and meetings with indigenous and government representatives. The concern consistently expressed is the lack of effective implementation of consultation in the context of legislative measures or plans for natural resource development and investment projects."
"In this presentation, I will begin by addressing the legal foundations of the principles of consultation and consent and its intended purposes and objectives within the broader framework of international law on indigenous peoples' rights. I will then address the challenges faced in the implementation of consultation and consent standards, including in the process of developing legislation, institutional development and cross-cutting coordination. This would include some comparative experiences in other countries. Lastly, I will present some recommendations for the road ahead."