Contested Lands, Contested Laws

Author
Carlos Andrés Baquero Díaz
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Americas Quarterly
Volume
0
Issue Number
0
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Council of the Americas
Abstract
The right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), or consulta previa, has expanded throughout South America. Nine states have ratified the International Labour Organization's Convention 169 (ILO169)—the principal treaty regarding consulta previa.* But regulations created by four of those states—Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador—contradict the commitments they accepted when they ratified the treaty, in effect violating the right of Indigenous people to be consulted on administrative and legislative measures that could directly affect them.
Political Geography
Colombia, South America, Chile, Peru, Ecuador