Are Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs) Worth the Hype? An Analysis of the Challenges and Benefits of the Emerging Instrument
Article from: OGEL 1 (2018), in Indigenous People and Resources Development
(Minor revisions 14 March 2018) For many host communities, mineral resource developments are synonymous to several negative impacts (social, cultural and environmental) without the possibility of acquiring any corresponding benefits. In recent decades however, host communities, or indeed, indigenous peoples (as they are referred to in certain jurisdictions), are seeking to capitalise on international human rights law, wherein their claims can be translated into recognisable rights. In parallel with the emergence of such distinctive rights for indigenous peoples, progressive ...