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Global Anti-Chevron Day 2021

Global Campaign

Activities organised worlwide on the occasion of the May 21st Anti-Chevron Day.




Friday, 21st May 2021, 4 pm – 5:30 pm Amsterdam, 9 am to 10:30 am Quito


Webinar: to join please register at this link:


(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish and German)


Convened by: Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate. Power and Stop Impunity, Association of critical shareholders, CETIM, FDCL, oeku- buero (Ökumenisches Büro für Frieden und Gerechtigkeit e.V.) , S2B (Seattle to Brussels Network) SOMO, TNI, UDAPT




On the occasion of the May 21st Anti-Chevron Day, this webinar questions the functioning of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, especially regarding the cases of Chevron in Ecuador and RWE in The Netherlands. The case concerning Chevron’s oil pollution in the Amazon raises the question of how an arbitral award can order to the State of Ecuador to impede the enforcement of the sentence of its own judicial system as well as how this award could be set aside. The case of the energy company RWE questions the legality of the ISDS system according to European laws in the context of the Energy Charter Treaty.




1. Impacts of Chevron’s pollution on indigenous peoples in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Humberto Piaguaje, indigenous leader of the Siekopai, member of the UDAPT – Union of those affected by the oil operations of Texaco (now Chevron), Ecuador

2. The arbitration between Chevron and the Ecuadorian state 
Pablo Fajardo, lead lawyer of the Chevron case and the UDAPT, Ecuador

3. The big exclusion: How ISDS marginalises local communities and nature
Alessandra Arcuri, professor of Inclusive Law and Governance at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and Maaike Niehof, LLM International and European Union Law candidate, Netherlands

4. The political debate concerning ISDS in the Netherlands and Europe in particular concerning public interest cases, such as the RWE climate litigation
Bart Jaap Verbeek, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) Netherlands

5. Shareholders questioning corporate power: the use of voting rights and AGM speeches16
Christian Russau, Association of ethical shareholders, Germany and FDCL (Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika e.V.), Germany


6. Preguntas y comentarios del publico

Facilitator: Mónica Vargas, Transnational Institute


Programme in PDF format: