In 1996, the country signed a contract with the company for oil exploration and exploitation in a block of land located in the Sarayaku territory. The indigenous community was not consulted on the agreement, Santi said.
Therefore, the lawsuit seeks to create precedents for the State to carry out a prior consultation before carrying out oil exploitation in indigenous communities.
According to the Sarayaku reported to the Court, the activities of the oil company involved the felling of forests, the mobilization of land, vegetation and materials, the placement and detonation of explosives, the construction of heliports and camps.
The hearing continues today with the delivery of testimony.
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