Report No. 64/04
The Inter-American Commission found petitioners' claim, alleging that the State permitted oil companies to carry on activities on the tribe's ancestral land without consent resulting in damage to the Kichwa way of life, admissible as an alleged violation of Articles 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 of the American Convention on Human Rights but inadmissible as to Article 3. Articles 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 of the American Convention recognize the right of American peoples to life, humane treatment, personal liberty, fair trial, freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought and expression, freedom of association, rights of the child, property, freedom of movement and residence, political participation, equality, judicial protection, and health and culture, respectively. The Court held the claim inadmissible under Article 3, recognizing the right to a juridical personality, for insufficient factual information to support such a violation.