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Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples

Headline Title:  Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples 27 July 2012 A regional human rights court has come down in favour of the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon in what Amnesty International has called a key victory for Indigenous Peoples. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruling in Sarayaku v. Ecuador, made public on Wednesday, ends a decade-long legal battle by the Sarayaku Indigenous People – backed by their lawyers Mario Melo and the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) – after a foreign oil…

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