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Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples

The General Assembly of the United Nations have adopted in September 2007 the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Since the Declaration is soft law, it is not legally binding on States, but the standards that it recognizes could, if they become part of the consistent conduct of States acting out of the belief that the law requires them to act that way, become customary law... See full article by Pierre-Christian Labeau of Ogilvy Renault here.