Study on free, prior and informed consent

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples carried out a study on free, prior and informed consent under its mandate in resolution 33/25, which was presented to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-ninth session (September 2018).

Access the study in all six official UN languages: Free, prior and informed consent: a human rights-based approach.

The Expert Mechanism requested contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to the study. The views presented in these documents are those of the submitting organizations, and may not reflect the views of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Submissions received from States included:

Submissions received from indigenous peoples and NGOs included:

Submission received from national human rights institutions included:

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