Palm oil lawsuit heading for Peru's constitutional court

Palm oil lawsuit heading for Peru's constitutional court

26th March. The lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara in May 2016 against the Peruvian government for issuing their untitled traditional lands to a palm oil company is now heading for Peru’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal after the court of second instance in Pucallpa ruled that the case was not admissible as a constitutional appeal or amparo.Juan Carlos Ruiz Molleda, from the institute of Legal Defense (IDL) who are advising the community observed that the Court had failed to take into account recent rulings of the Tribunal which have established that “in these cases The Tribunal has affirmed the viability of filing a constitutional appeal where the case concerns highly vulnerable groups."

Article (Spanish only): "Declaran improcedente demanda contra Plantaciones Pucallpa" https://www.servindi.org/actualidad-noticias/26/03/2017/declaran-improc…