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Book launch: Cathal Doyle

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START DATE 22 May 2015
START TIME 03:00pm

Room W142, Williams Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 22 May 2015
END TIME 05:00pm

The Dean of the Business School Anna Kyprianou invites you to a double book launch of work by Dr Cathal Doyle

The first book,Indigenous Peoples, Title to Territory, Rights and Resources: The Transformative Role of Free Prior and Informed Consent, examines the evolution of the contemporary concept of free prior and informed consent (FPIC) and the main challenges and debates associated with its recognition and implementation. It argues that FPIC constitutes an emerging norm of international law, which is derived from indigenous peoples' self-determination, territorial and cultural rights, and is fundamental to their realisation.

The second book, Business and Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Access to Remedy. Case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, examines the experiences of indigenous peoples with access to remedy when their human rights are affected by corporate activities and includes contributions by indigenous activists, organizations and scholars. It seeks to inform the actions of corporate and State actors in relation their business and human rights obligations to ensure that indigenous peoples have access to effective remedies. Both books will be of interest and value to students and researchers of public international law, indigenous peoples, and business & human rights as well as to extractive industry and State actors. For questions or further information contact Kim Rayment.


Dr Cathal Doyle is a research fellow at Middlesex University Business School. He completed his PhD in international law at Middlesex University School of Law. His research is focused on the intersection of indigenous peoples' rights and the extractive industries. He has worked closely with indigenous organizations and communities in their engagements with UN and OECD mechanisms. Prior to pursuing his PhD he worked in Accenture as a management consultant with global financial, retail and manufacturing sector clients.

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