Chevron submits final appeal before the Constitutional Court of Ecuador
Posted On 17 Jul 2015
Chevron requested last Thursday before the Constitutional Court of Ecuador the annulment of the proceedings against it by pollution and the order to pay 9,500 million dollars, claiming that the legal process is a product of corruption.
“Before the procedural, deep, massive and systematic fraud, the only way to repair the constitutional rights of Chevron is the declaration of nullity of the process,” argued, Adolfo Callejas, Ecuadorian lawyer of the company.
He added that “the trial courts and the National Court breached their obligation to protect the integrity of the process and the constitutional rights of Chevron.”
The lawyer for the plaintiffs, Pablo Fajardo, said that Chevron forever seeks impunity in the trial, trying to blame the Ecuadorian state.
Wendy Molina, constitutional judge, shall prepare a report to be presented to the plenary of the Constitutional Court to decide on the request of the US company. This is the last legal recourse left in Ecuadorian for the oil company .
The case against Chevron (Texaco before) began in 1994 when a group of people of the Ecuadorian Amazon legally accused the oil company by pollution and damage from exploration and extraction of oil between 1972 and 1990.