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Coalition Submits Amicus Brief Calling for Enforcement of the Rights of the Piat …

QUITO, ECUADOR—On November 26, a coalition of civil society organizations and law professors submitted an amicus brief to Ecuador’s Constitutional Court calling for the protection of the Piatúa River based on the Rights of Nature and Indigenous rights. The Piatúa River is under threat from a hydroelectric project that Ecuador’s government approved without the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous Kichwa communities. The project is suspended as the Constitutional

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