The demand contemplated for the Ecuadorian State to assume the compensation for environmental damage in the Amazon communities following its intervention in this region. The lawsuit was filed by the oil company in 2009 before the International Court of The Hague in the Netherlands.
One of the reasons for the recent decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in this case are the continuous requests for suspension by the Ecuadorian State defense through written documents issued in November and December of 2013, according to the Attorney General.
The State argues that the factual grounds of the complaint were changed which Chevron submitted against the State because of the issuance of a judicial review by the National Court of Justice. It is expected that on the meeting on January 20 in Washington, the Arbitral Tribunal establishes another date for the audience.