When Cultural Heritage Clashes with Economic Imperatives
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Companies are expected to ensure the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and to ensure that Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) of affected indigenous groups is obtained when specific circumstances are present, in line with international norms and standards. An enhanced human rights due diligence exercise is warranted for all projects that can have a direct or indirect impact on indigenous peoples. Expectations aside, are sound commitments and recognition of relevant international norms and standards reflected in the operational reality of companies?