Julio Prieto

Earth Prosecutor

International Rights of Nature Tribunal

Julio Prieto is an Ecuadorian lawyer specialized in Environmental Law, Indigenous’ Rights and Rights of Nature. He also holds a Master degree on Environmental Management from Yale University, focused on global environmental governance and ecology of restoration. Since 2006 he has been working as litigant attorney for Ecuadorian indigenous and farmers communities fighting Chevron Corporation over oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. At this position, he was part of the team achieving an historical victory and award of more than 9,6 billion dollars. He is currently helping his clients to collect the payment from Chevron and planning the ecological restauration for more than 400.000 hectares. His experience on these efforts brought him to collaborate towards a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights. He has also served as a researcher for Ecuadorian Constitutional Court and is the author of Rights of Nature, Rationale and Jurisdictional Enforcement.