ICC receives indigenous complaint which accuses Chevron for damage to humanity

The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed on Monday, October 27 the receipt of a complaint filed by an association of some 3,000 indigenous and settlers from the Ecuadorian Amazon against the Chevron Manager, John Watson, who is accused of crimes against humanity....

UNP criticizes limitations to inform of indigenous justice

Last Thursday, the National Union of Journalists (UNP for its Spanish acronym) issued a statement rejecting the verdict of the Constitutional Court (CC), held last Wednesday, in which it is stated that permission shall be required to indigenous communities before publishing...

600 indigenous would have been subjected to blood draws

U.S. scientists extracted without authorization at least 3,500 blood samples from 600 indigenous of Ecuador with unique genetic characteristics. Parts of the samples were sold, according to a research made by the Ecuadorian government. Rene Ramirez, head of Senescyt, told state...

Extradition of Huaorani blood will be difficult according to Correa

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said on Friday that his country has found no basis in the United States that allow filing a complaint to the court for the case of blood samples taken without consent from indigenous Amazonian. On the scene were involved the Maxus oil...

Indigenous march demands resources for irrigation project

In order to demand financial resources to complete the irrigation project Pesillo-Imbabura, in the Cayambe’s canton, thousands of Indigenous came to Quito this morning with the intention of meeting with President Rafael Correa. The meeting point was the  Independece Square, but...

Assembly will coordinate the ordinary and the indigenous justice

So it was announced by the chairman of the Justice Committee of the National Assembly , Mauro Andino (AP) , who says that the members of that committee are ready to treat the draft law. The next step of the assembly members shall be to define or not whether to call for a...

Acacho’s sentence displeases indigenous groups

Following the judgment of the Court of Justice of Morona Santiago against Assembly member Pepe Acacho (Pachakutik) and parish director Pedro Mashiant, to 12 years in prison for the alleged crime of organized terrorism; indigenous organizations challenged the court’s decision....
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Indigenous community continues to reject mining reforms

Yesterday, during the fourth congress of the Kichwa Confederation of Ecuador (Ecuarunari), branch of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) resolved to demand the National Assembly, for a legislative consultation process, which would be based on the...
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