Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and Human Rights - Webinar & In-Person Event

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Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and Human Rights - Webinar & In-Person Event

September 25, 2013 - Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver & ONLINE
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:00pm

September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Over the past years, a consensus has emerged that free, prior, and informed consent ("FPIC") is a cornerstone component of international human rights law, particularly in relation to indigenous peoples.

For the extractive industry, indigenous people's rights are a key issue because of the country context in which many extractive operations take place, and the location of natural resources on the lands and territories of indigenous peoples. Often where there are allegations of human rights violations, you can trace a big part of the issue back to a lack of prior consultation and consent.

Join CBSR and industry experts, for an insightful discussion on achieving FPIC, how to appropriately engage to obtain FPIC, and examples of best practices and lessons from the field of human rights impact assessments around the world.



Lloyd Lipsett, International Human Rights Lawyer, LKL International Consulting Inc.

Lloyd is an international human rights lawyer with 15 years of experience working with leading companies, governments and civil society organizations.  He has developed a niche in the field of human rights impact assessment with a focus on extractive industry projects and free trade agreements.  He has worked on human rights impact assessments in Canada, the United States, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Philippines and Vanuatu. Read more


David Deisley, E.V.P. and General Counsel, NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC.

David is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NOVAGOLD, responsible for all aspects of legal governance and corporate affairs. With over 25 years of experience in the mining industry in the Americas, David has an extensive track record in project permitting, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development. Read more


Melissa Whellams, Principal of Avanzar

Based in Calgary, Melissa is a Sustainability specialist with expertise in the extractive industries, particularly in developing countries. She is a partner in Avanzar, a social auditing and consulting firm that assists multinational companies with their sustainable development and community relations strategies and programs. Read more

In-person Discussion:

An offline in-person discussions will be occurring in various cities (Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver) and will continue for 1 hour and 30 minutes after the presentation.

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CBSR Members receive complimentary passes

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