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Peru passes landmark indigenous rights legislation ~ #Eco #peru #amazon #rainforest #earth #deforestation #tribes

Peru passes landmark indigenous rights legislation Jeremy Hance mongabay.com August 24, 2011 A new administration in Peru is moving toward granting indigenous people long-sought legal rights, reports Survival International . Yesterday, the Peruvian congress approved new legislation that gives indigenous people free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for any project on their land. If signed into law and enforced, the legislation would provide indigenous groups considerable clout in keeping industry off their lands if they choose. The legislation still has to be signed by new President Ollanta Humala, but Humala, unlike his predecessor Alan Garcia, has stated he supports greater legal rights for indigenous groups. While the indigenous organization, AIDESEP, applauded the legislation it also cautioned the fight wasn't over. "We mustn’t fall into false triumphalism. It is now ...

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