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ERI Files Brief Supporting Use of State Law in Human Rights Cases
Author: EarthRights International, Published on: 18 September 2011
ERI filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief this past week in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Galvis Mujica v. Occidental Petroleum… On December 13, 1998, the Colombian military bombed the village of Santo Domingo, guided by an airplane provided by [Occidental Petroleum (Oxy)] and piloted by its security contractor. According to the plaintiffs, Oxy instigated the raid in a meeting with the military at its own offices...