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PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE NECESSITY FOR NATURAL RESOURCE INVESTMENTS

Link: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/events_cle/americas-conference-2020/

Friday, March 13, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Intercontinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall, Robles II
San Jose, Costa Rica

The International Labor Organization Convention 169 recognizes
indigenous peoples as distinct stakeholders with a right to decide
their own priorities for development. With respect to mineral and
sub-surface resources, governments must consult indigenous
communities before the exploration of such resources. The UN has
also adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
that added the concept of "free, prior, and informed consent". These
requirements have been incorporated into some legal systems, but
variations exist. Some firms have thus developed their own due
diligence measures -in part to avoid future violent opposition- that
involve impact assessments and some type of consent procedures.
This program brings together experts to examine best practices for
formulating CSR principles that ensure robust consultations with
stakeholders and new developments that may influence consultation
and impact the drafting of new CSR principles.

Program Chair and Moderator:

Thomas O'Keefe, President, Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd., New York, NY

Speakers:

Estuardo Asturias, In-House Counsel, Mayaniquel S.A., Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Gustavo Cedrone, Partner, Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Haydee Dijkstal, Barrister, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, London, UK

Gabriela Roca, Qil+4 Abogados, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

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