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Consultation Protocols (Manual): Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights

Organisation: International Rivers and Others

Country/Regions: International

Type: Guides and Manuals 

The Consultation Protocols: Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights video aims to contribute to the exchange of experiences and knowledge between indigenous peoples and other traditional communities in Brazil on the origins, processes of elaboration and implementation of Consultation and Free Consent Protocols, Prior and Informed, a new instrument for the defense of territories and rights, developed by the movements themselves.

This video is based on testimonies from leaders of indigenous, riverside and quilombola peoples, talking about their experiences with the creation and implementation of consultation protocols as a tool for fighting. It also includes testimonials from experts, advisers and representatives of civil society organizations and the Public Prosecutor’s Office who have supported the development of consultation protocols and the defense of territories.

Thus, the video seeks to show how the right to free, prior and informed consultation and consent are part of the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples and other traditional communities, have guaranteed by the Brazilian Federal Constitution and in international agreements such as ILO Convention 169 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of which they include territorial rights, the right to self-determination and respect for cultural diversity.

Organisation: International Rivers & Others 
Year: 2020
Language(s): English, Portuguese
Country/Region: International
Area: Boundary Conflicts, Land-Claim Disputes; International Legal Mechanisms
Type: Guides and Manuals 
Rating: 8.5