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Lawyer Steven Donziger files petition to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging US judiciary failed to protect him against 'retaliatory' litigation by Chevron

"Attorney Steven Donziger Files Human Rights Petition Claiming U.S. Judiciary Failed to Protect Him From Vicious Chevron Retaliation Campaign", 25 Sep 2018

Renowned U.S. human rights attorney Steven Donziger, who has helped impoverished communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon maintain a global litigation and advocacy effort against Chevron for over 25 years, filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) on Monday.  The petition details how Donziger...has suffered a massive campaign of retaliatory litigation and media attacks from Chevron that has been facilitated by U.S. judicial and other institutions...[T]he petition asserts that ultimately responsibility lies with the U.S. institutions which have tolerated, facilitated, and at times openly encouraged the attacks...Chevron filed a civil “racketeering” lawsuit against Donziger and the U.S. judge, Lewis A. Kaplan...concluded that the Ecuadorian environmental judgment was tantamount to “extortion” by Donziger against Chevron...“What seems to be happening to Steven Donziger...is a serious case of judicial harassment - a sham process...” said Simon Taylor, a co-founder and director of Global Witness...The Inter-American petition raises claims of denial of due process on multiple grounds, and violation of the rights to freedom of association, expression, privacy, and property, as guaranteed by the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and other international agreements...

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