Request for Trial Observers

23 February 2006

In 2006, the Amazon Defense Coalition wrote to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) to request trial observers to protect the integrity of the judicial process. This was motivated by a series of threats and attacks against plaintiffs' legal defenders and associates, and by a pattern of corruption and extrajudicial pressure. This pattern included an attempt by Chevron's close associates in the military to cancel judicial inspections based on a bogus, unsubstantiated allegation of a security threat.