August 9th is The International Day of Indigenous Peoples and in advance of the occasion, Amnesty International have released a report that  details incidences around the world of Indigenous Peoples being denied the right to consultation (ergo informed consent, too) on matters that impact directly upon their very human existence:

“Governments continue to discriminate against Indigenous peoples by denying their right to have a say on decisions which may have devastating consequences for their cultural survival. The right to consultation, as established in various international human rights standards, is key for Indigenous peoples. This document provides a summary of some of the serious challenges that Indigenous peoples face on a daily basis as they claim the right to consultation and free, prior and informed consent…”

Please click hereto go directly to Amnesty International’s download page.