Project

Guaranteeing the "right to prior consultation" to indigenous peoples in the Amazon basin in the face of large extractive projects: a critical evaluation of the compatibility of national legislation and practice with international human rights law in the A

Duration
01 October 2012 → 18 November 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law
Keywords
prior consultation Andean countries Amazon basin indigenous peoples international human rights
 
Project description

Given that the right to prior consultation is of great importance to indigenous peoples, as it allows them to express themselves, build consensus and give their consent, and due to the absence of in-depth studies on its application, this investigation intends to make a qualitative analysis of the issue, focusing on cases where prior consultation processes took place when granting oil concessions in the Amazon territories of three Andean countries, namely Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.