Sarayaku Court Case(2012)

2011-Present, Authority, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Indigenous, Privatization, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, The 'Natural World', The Home

The indigenous people of Sarayaku were faced with a devastating loss in 1996. The Ecuadorean state gave away a large part of their land to an oil company without consulting the people that were living there. In 2002, this company came into the land and set up massive amounts of explosives, which deeply endangered the community. The Sarayaku people took their case to the International Humans Rights System and substantially won their case. The explosives were removed and the company was censured. This is the link to the official website and below is the proceedings from the case.

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