Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador

Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador

In the 1990s, the State granted a permit to a private oil company to carry out oil exploration and exploitation activities in the territory of the Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku without consulting them or obtaining their consent. The oil company began the exploration phase, and even introduced high-powered explosives in several places on indigenous territory. This case concerns the State's alleged lack of judicial protection, failure to observe judicial guarantees, and limits of rights to freedom of movement and to cultural expression of the indigenous population.

Case Summary: Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador

Year: 
2012
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Yes
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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