Ecuador gives Indigenous people – and nature – a big win

By Juanita Rico
Open Democracy
March 8, 2022

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Indigenous peoples have the right to decide over oil and mining projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The recent decision by Ecuador’s highest court in favour of Indigenous people’s rights was a huge victory, not just for them but for nature too.

The ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court, in favour of Indigenous people’s rights and their authority to decide on extractive projects that affect their land, upheld a landmark lower court ruling in 2018.

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