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Defending Communities' Rights

CIEL’s Law and Communities (L&C) Program assists communities in defending their rights to land and natural resources.  Working with partners around the world, CIEL provides direct support to communities by helping them access regional and international mechanisms to defend themselves. CIEL also advocates for international laws and policies that recognize community-based property rights, with a special focus on the right to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC).
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