On the occasion of the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) has the pleasure to invite you to the following side event:
CHEVRON vs THE PEOPLE OF ECUADOR
How a big Transnational Corporation attempts to criminalize its victims and silence their defendors
Tuesday 16 June, 2015, 16:30-18:00, Palais des nations, Room XXIII
We will fight until hell freezes over and then fight it out on the ice, Chevron's chief lawyer, May 2009
In 26 years of oil drilling in the Amazon region of Ecuador, Chevron (formerly Texaco) polluted more than 450,000 hectares of one of the planet's richest biodiversity regions, destroying the living and subsistence of its inhabitants. After 21 years of litigation, and despite a ruling by the Ecuadorian courts, impunity continues for Chevron, and the victims of its activities in Ecuador are still waiting for justice and compensation. For its part, Chevron denied liability and has devoted enormous efforts and resources to get the judgement set aside, persecute the victims and silence their defenders.
For more information on this case see the written statement submitted by the CETIM to the HRC here.
María Eugenia Garces
Representative of the Union of the peoples affected by Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador (UDAPT)
Lawyer defending the victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Interperation will be provided in English, Spanish and French