The International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic jointly with Harvard Law School, the Universidad Diego Portales, and the Universidad de Los Andes released a book this week about the consultation rights of indigenous peoples in Chile. The book critiques the Chilean government’s failure to guarantee indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior, and informed consultation, an international legal obligation Chile agreed to when it ratified International Labor Organization Convention 169 in 2008. Professor Jim Cavallaro is a coordinating author and Stanford Law School clinic students Adelina Acuña, Alexia Romero, and Jennifer Ingram contributed as did clinic cooperating attorney Ada Sheng. Clinical Fellow Clara Long was in Santiago this week to help present the book at the release event.
For the English and Spanish press releases and a copy of the book, visit the clinic’s web page: