Ecuadoreans Take Chevron To International Criminal Court

Law360, New York (October 23, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Rainforest communities in Ecuador have asked the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate alleged efforts by Chevron Corp. chief John Watson to obstruct court-ordered cleanup of toxic contamination in the Amazon, calling the company's delays an attack on a civilian population, the advocacy group Amazon Watch said Thursday.

The complaint was submitted on behalf of approximately 80 indigenous and farming communities by Eduardo Toledo, an Argentine law scholar, and Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the communities who secured a historic $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in 2011 for discharging billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest...

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