Indigenous communities are
the guardians of Peru’s
On march 21st, they
will fight for their
territories in court.
What’s happening in Loreto?
In 2021, more than 60 Indigenous communities from Peru’s Loreto region won full title to their ancestral territories in court. The decision was the result of a decades-long struggle between the communities, the Peruvian State, and the PlusPetrol oil company. The judicial decision also mandated that the State pay financial reparations due to the violation of community rights to free, prior, and informed consent.
PlusPetrol and the State have since contested the sentence, which must now proceed to a second instance.
A final decision will be made by Loreto’s appeal court following a hearing on March 21, 2023.
Join Land Rights Now as we #StandWithLoreto and uplift their fight to reclaim their ancestral lands.
Oxfam en Perú, Land Rights Now, and allies have penned an Amicus Curiae to strengthen the legal rights of the Indigenous communities in their lawsuit against oil company PlusPetrol Norte.
Watch the video and download the Amicus here 👇
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Loreto’s elders need your support on Court.
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