Peru’s Congress unanimously approves Law on Prior Consultation
Andina, 25 August 2011

LIMA, PERU: The Peruvian Congress approved the Law on Prior Consultation, which guarantees indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands. The law was issued in implementation of ILO Convention 169. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya said the law’s approval represents an important step forward for indigenous peoples’ rights in the country and elsewhere in the Latin American region. Read the article … Read the press release by James Anaya …