Latin America


2021 - 2022


Earth Law Center

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RRI is supporting the town of Cofán, Eduador to protect the Indigenous community after six Petro Ecuador oil wells were built without community consultation. The wells significantly impacted the community as they cut through the center of their territory. PetroEcuador has shown no signs of intent to negotiate, and the community is bracing for armed conflict. Activities expected to be completed with SRM funding included:

  • Leading the legal action against the Ecuadorian government based on the violation of the community’s FPIC rights.
  • Organizing online and in-person workshops to inform community members on the legal action needed.
  • Promoting communications campaigns to raise awareness and impact to influence local and national authorities.