Those affected by the operations of Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador announced that they will go to international organizations seeking support to prevent the execution of the award of the arbitration tribunal of The Hague in favor of the transnational because it is “inapplicable”.
And that they will initiate an action against the Ecuadorian State before the Inter-American Human Rights System.
The lawyer of those affected, Pablo Fajardo, insisted that, on any other type of economic or commercial interest are human rights.
“We are going to move in European parliaments, wherever in the world, but we are going to go with public denunciation to demand that the company respect our rights,” he said.
Willian Lucitante, coordinator of the Union of the Affected, said that for 25 years they have been denied justice, even from the State itself that has yielded to pressure from the company.
He added that it is contradictory that, despite the fact that the court recognizes that it has no jurisdiction to analyze the merits of the case, it maintains that Ecuador has denied the possibility of a fair trial for Chevron.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Íñigo Salvador, said that the legislation of the Netherlands, seat of the Court, establishes the possibility that the parties to an arbitration may demand nullity in the Dutch courts, but it is not properly an appeal. (I)