Discusses how to ascertain the meaning and implications of Right to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Discusses the difference between meaningful participation of FPIC and the relationship between ‘national interest’ and the right to FPIC. Also analyses the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, including mainly the right to FPIC in Ethiopia. Introduces recommendations concerning the middle ground between ‘national interest’
and the right to FPIC. Discusses how the right to FPIC can be legally recognised in
Ethiopia and Africa in general, including particularly by the African Commission, and
outlines specific recommendations on the relevant policies of the World Bank and African Development Bank.
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of Odile Lim Tung, Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa))--University of Pretoria, 2009.