The Fight to Save the Amazon

from HATCH Global Living Room with Denise Hearn

Steven Donziger, a human rights and environmental attorney called a man of “Herculean tenacity” by BusinessWeek, is known for leading one of the most successful corporate accountability legal cases in history, resulting in a landmark $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron on behalf of Indigenous peoples and local communities in Ecuador’s Amazon. This recently resulted…

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Steven Donziger, a human rights and environmental attorney called a man of “Herculean tenacity” by BusinessWeek, is known for leading one of the most successful corporate accountability legal cases in history, resulting in a landmark $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron on behalf of Indigenous peoples and local communities in Ecuador’s Amazon. This recently resulted in Steven’s “house arrest” after he was hit with a questionable criminal contempt charge for refusing to turn over his confidential case file to Chevron. Earlier this month, 29 Nobel laureates spoke out demanding Steven’s release, and 475 lawyers and organizations around the world signed a letter of support.

 

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Jody Williams is an American political activist known for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines, her defense of human rights (especially those of women), and her efforts to promote new understandings of security in today’s world. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Williams established the Nobel Women’s Initiative which was launched in January 2006. This initiative brought together six of the female Peace Laureates, the women seek to use their influence to promote the work of women working for peace with justice and equality.

 

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