Ecuador Earthquake: What lawyers can do

25 April 2016

On Saturday 16 of April an earthquake struck Ecuador. At 7.8 on the Richter scale, it levelled various towns of the province of Manabí, in particular Pedernales, Manta and Portoviejo. At current estimates, it has killed more than 500 persons. Many of them died a slow death, after days of being trapped in the rubble. Thousands are injured, and many are homeless and dispossessed. The whole extent of the damage can still not be reliably calculated.

Gustavo Arosemena Solorzano

Assisstant Professor; Maastricht Centre for Human Rights

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