01 Jul '11, 6pm

THIS WEEK: #Indigenous Kichwa from Sarayaku taking #Ecuador to human rights court! Follow their journey to Costa Rica.

Courting Justice: Sarayaku v. Republic of Ecuador July 1, 2011 | Kevin Koenig In a packed press room in Ecuador's National Congress building yesterday, leaders of Sarayaku – the representative community of Kichwa indigenous peoples at the gateway to Ecuador's Amazon – brought their calls for justice to the country's capital en route to the Inter-American Court on Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica, where they will testify in the final hearing of their case against the Republic of Ecuador for human rights violations. The case stems from a variety of rights abuses inflicted upon the community between 2002 and 2003 when armed forces and oil workers from Argentine company CGC entered Sarayaku territory – without the permission nor consultation of the community – and began seismic testing activities in search of oil. "In the beginning we did not understand what was happening,...

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