This paper traces the evolution of free prior informed consent (“FPIC”) and describes the importance of FPIC to achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (“CBD”). It briefly highlights elements of current approaches to obtaining FPIC from national governments and local communities, identifies limitations to obtaining FPIC, and provides examples of how the Bonn Guidelines do and do not respond to these limitations. The paper does not provide a detailed analysis of all issues related to implementation of FPIC, but rather highlights issues that will, hopefully, promote constructive discussions to advance progress on the implementation of FPIC.
Perrault, Anne. "Facilitating Prior Informed Consent Context of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge." Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Summer 2004, 21-26.