Legal problems cast doubt on BHP’s future in Ecuador

July 3, 2019

A series of legal cases based on constitutional law have created doubts over BHP’s operations in Ecuador. These court cases highlight the risks for international mining companies who fail to familiarise themselves with their legal obligations under Ecuador’s constitution. Martin Daley, Rainforest Action Group (Melbourne) stated, “It is the fifth time in just over one … Read More

Los Cedros court win

June 25, 2019

The judges in the provincial court of Imbabura ruled that there had been a violation of mining-impacted communities’ right to be consulted, and revoked the previous sentence of November 2018 in which the Action of Protection was discarded. They also forced the Ministry of Environment and Water to publicise the ruling and formally apologise to … Read More