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Ecuador: toxic justice and tourism by Texaco waste pools
Between 2011 and 2018, the highest courts in Ecuador found the oil company Chevron-Texaco responsible for the massive pollution of the Lago Agrio region, destroying much of the life of the local communities. A Permanent court of arbitration in The Hague invalidated the decision of Ecuador’s judiciary in August 2018, without hearing the victims and without any recourse. What the Chevron-Texaco case shows, says international lawyer Maud Sarliève, is the urgent need to create a…
by Maud Sarliève, for
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