10 August 2018

Indigenous people demand their say in power project

“FPIC is an international legal standard that requires projects and authorities to seek permission from local indigenous people before taking action on their lands,” said Shankar Limbu, an advocate and secretary of the Kathmandu-based Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous People, an organisation supporting communities. … “The EIB has decided that the IEE satisfies its requirements, but an independent scientist has found glaring errors in it,” said Siddharth Akali, South Asia Consultant at Accountability Counsel … Read the full article here.