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Lago Agrio: Steven Donziger Petitions the IACHR

Posted on September 26, 2018

Steven Donziger, the American lawyer for the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging that the United States has violated his human rights in connection with the RICO case Chevron filed against him and also his suspension from the practice of law. Aaron Marr Page, a regular Letters Blogatory contributor, submitted the petition on Donziger’s behalf. The petition retells Donziger’s basic story, casting not just Chevron but the United States itself as the bad guy: Chevron, desperate to get out from under the Ecuadoran judgment, undertook a campaign to demonize him, which included taking discovery in the United States via Section 1782, bringing the RICO action against him in New York, vastly outspending him in that…

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Breaking: Lago Agrio Plaintiffs Sue Ecuador in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Posted on February 9, 2012

Letters Blogatory has learned that the Ecuadoran plaintiffs who obtained a judgment against Chevron in Ecuador have filed a petition against Ecuador before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Here’s the scoop: Chevron is engaged in an investment treaty arbitration against Ecuador under the US/Ecuador bilateral investment treaty. Chevron is seeking orders that would require Ecuador to suspend the enforcement of the Ecuadoran judgment, or in the alternative, to indemnify Chevron against any loss it suffers if and when it has to pay the judgment. It seems that the plaintiffs are concerned that Ecuador may buckle under the pressure, since Ecuador would find it difficult to pay the judgment. The plaintiffs are now seeking an order from the Inter-American Commission under Article 25 of…

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