Prior consultation in Latin AmericaSymposium

Symposium: Prior consultation in Latin America – The Case of Brazil

Ambivalent implementation – Creating a framework for prior consultation in Brazil

Adopted in 1989, Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization is the only internationally binding legal document that defines indigenous and tribal people’s rights, with a special focus on the right to consultation and participation in legislative and administrative measures that might affect territories of these people. The Convention today is ratified by 22 countries worldwide, 15 of them in Latin America. All signatory countries are subject to supervision with …