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Human rights defenders lacked appropriate protection mechanisms to safeguard their lives and physical safety. The authorities failed to ensure effective investigations into threats and attacks against human rights defenders, particularly those working to defend Indigenous Peoples’ rights, their...
Americas Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Ecuador: Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon, whose lives and safety are threatened by an oil spill and COVID-19, demand respect for due process as they take legal action to defend their rights

Amnesty International expresses its concern about the serious situation of vulnerability faced by people and communities whose food and water sources have been affected by the oil spill that occurred on 7 April in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This situation has worsened with COVID-19.