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Tag: Sarayaku community

  • Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 06:54 UTC

    Ecuador apologizes to indigenous community for allowing oil drilling

    “We offer our public apology for the violation of indigenous property, the right to consultation,” said Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga

    Ecuador has apologized to an indigenous community for authorizing oil drilling on ancestral land without their permission. The apology to the Sarayaku community came two years after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the OPEC nation had violated the tribe's right to be consulted on oil concessions granted for their land.