BP sued in Ecuadoran courts for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Thursday, December 16, 2010 By: Derek Ford

Environmentalists from several Latin American countries filed a lawsuit against BP in early December. The suit, brought to Ecuador’s Constitutional Court, is seeking damages from the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

Ecuadorian law grants universal jurisdiction to courts, giving them power over foreign corporations. The law recognizes that, as Nnimmo Bassey, president of Friends of the Earth International in Nigeria, told media: “Polluters don’t respect national boundaries.” (upsidedownworld.org, Nov. 30)….. MORE

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