IACHR orders Ecuador to pay $1.5 million to Sarayaku Indigenous association

Posted on July 29, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Ecuador, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Oil

About a million and half dollars in compensation to indigenous people Sarayaku, plus payment of court costs. This is the sentence imposed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) to Ecuador for damage caused by oil activities to the ancestral lands of the Indians of the Amazon. According to the ruling, the money must be paid to the Association of Sarayaku, with the addition of $ 18,000 for the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL, for its acronym in English, ndt), who has attended to legally Indians. Read Article

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