Monday, April 22, 2013

Harvard University Hosts Representatives of Ecuadorians with $19 Billion Judgment Against Chevron

Reposted from The Chevron Pit

Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is hosting representatives of the Ecuadorian indigenous groups who sued for and won a $19 billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron for massive oil contamination.

They will discuss their two-decade effort to force Chevron to pay the judgment. Chevron has refused, defying the Ecuador courts even though Chevron promised to accept Ecuadorian jurisdiction when a U.S. federal judge and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals transferred the lawsuit to Ecuador in 2001.

The Ecuadorians are aggressively seeking to seize Chevron's assets in three countries: Brazil, Argentina and Canada. Lawsuits have been filed in the three countries, and Argentina has frozen about $2 billion of Chevron's assets already.

Andres Snaider, an associate at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering and a Harvard University law graduate, and Chris Jocknick, director of the Private Sector Department for Oxfam America, will discuss the historic lawsuit and bring guests up to date on what is happening with the litigation.

Attendance is free. A flyer can be viewed here or downloaded here. Below are more details:

Wednesday April 24, 2013 - 4-6 pm
Carr Center Conference Room
Rubenstein 219
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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