Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook On Extractive Industries & Energy Projects
This manual book is comprised of three international bodies: Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI), International Hydropower Association (IHA), and the International Council of Mine and Metal (ICMM). These mechanisms are governing the investment activities on extractive mining and energy projects.
The manual is intent to provide information of the international mechanisms relating to the governance of business sectors involved in the mining and energy investment processes that have been properly designed to mitigate and avoid the violation of human rights at all stages and management plan for potential risks. Meanwhile, the effective and meaningful participation of stakeholders will be enhanced under these mechanisms; a consultation process is also highlighted in this handbook particularly on how to apply Free Prior and Informed Consent as a tool for consultation to seek the consent from indigenous communities.