An appeal request submitted by Ecuadorian indigenous communities within a millionaire environmental lawsuit against Chevron Corp. is moving forward into a new body on Friday after the acceptance of the judge who was processing the cause.
The application submitted by the applicants a few weeks ago, includes a review of the financial penalty of about 8 646 million imposed on the crime.
The Indigenous argue that the amount is not sufficient to correct the areas that Chevron would be contaminated in the decades of 1970 and 1980, during its operation in the country.
This appeal thus goes to a new Chamber within the Court of Sucumbios to be reviewed by three judges that will be appointed by judge Nicolas Zambrano, who issued the ruling.
Chevron currently has no assets in Ecuador, so the applicants have mentioned the possibility of recourse to international bodies to order the seizure of Chevron’s possessions in other countries.
Source: El Comercio