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Free prior and informed consent in the Philippines

Regulations and realities

Indigenous peoples of the Philippines have made significant strides in their  efforts to protect their ancestral domains and their identities. Despite their  political and economic marginalization, they have managed to gain legal  traction in their struggle to defend themselves from various threats. 

This policy note describes the key legal protections for Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) in the Philippines as well as past obstacles to effective implementation. In addition, the policy note highlights features of implementing rules adopted by the government in 2012 to promote more effective future implementation of FPIC.



John Abdulla

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