Since the 1990s, and amidst a rise in large-scale development projects in Latin America, the right to consultation has emerged as a collective right used to defend indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights to the full use and enjoyment of their land, territory and natural resources. A common feature of Latin American experiences of consultation rights has been the key role played by legal and institutional frameworks, and in particular, the use of existing court systems. Drawing on case study material from across the region, the following publications present and analyse progress made at the regional and national levels, on-going challenges and key lessons learned. They also describe some paradigmatic cases and highlight the role played by regional institutions such as the Inter-American Human Rights System.
de la Fuente, A. ELLA Spotlight on Knowledge: Spotlight on Publications: Right to Consultation in Latin America. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2013) 3 pp.