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This Canadian won millions in a legal fight with Kazakhstan. Was it worth it?
A Canadian mining exec’s decades-long tussle with Kazakhstan is finally over. He was awarded nearly $53 million.
Winshear delivers notice of intent to submit a claim to arbitration under Canada-Tanzania agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments
The dispute arises out of certain acts and omissions of the United Republic of Tanzania, relating to the SMP Gold Project, says the company.
How ISDS corporate privileges risk to undermine community struggles
Inspiring people fought toxic gold mines, dirty oil drilling and greedy luxury real estate projects. Now, costly investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits risk to reverse their community victories.
Lupaka files notice of intent to submit a claim to arbitration under Canada-Peru FTA
The dispute is related to the Invicta gold mine project and the blockade erected by the community of Parán in October 2018 wherein it prevented any access to the mining site.
People power in Romania stopped a mining project. now the corporation is suing for billions of dollars
Romanian and US environmental justice activists demonstrated in Washington, DC, outside a World Bank tribunal hearing on a case brought by Canadian-based Gabriel Resources.
Sweden sued for $1.8 billion due to environmental regulation
For the first time, Sweden has recieved a notice of arbitration for banning the exploration and mining of uranium.
How World Bank arbitrators mugged Pakistan
Thanks to the World Bank’s flawed and corrupt investment arbitration process, the rich are making a fortune at the expense of poor countries.
Breaking new ground: The EU’s push for raw materials sovereignty
When it comes to critical raw materials, the Commission is exploring fair trade agreements with Africa, Australia and Chile while the Canada-Europe trade deal could be a boon for sourcing nickel and rare earths.
Amulsar uncertainty continues: A local activist and diaspora armenians share their concerns
Roads to the Amulsar gold mine have been closed for a year and a half by residents of neighboring communities opposed to the mine operated by Lydian who is considering international arbitration.
Aura Energy files claim against Sweden to recover losses following uranian mining ban
Aura Energy lodged a claim against Sweden to recover the losses incurred from the Haggan uranium project following the country’s decision to ban uranian mining.
Tribunal grants WWM US$50M for claims against Kazakhstan under Soviet treaty
The award granted WWM over US$ 40 million in damages, in addition to a substantial portion of its legal costs incurred in the proceeding.
Barrick Gold reaches deal with Tanzania over Acacia Mining
Barrick Gold Corp said it had reached a deal to settle a long-running tax dispute between Tanzania and mining group Acacia.
Reko Diq challenge: government looking for out-of-court settlement
The Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and the Attorney General for Pakistan are meeting with the company’s board.
Ricardo Salles to meet with European chemical and car giants
Leaked agenda shows Brazil’s environment minister will meet with BASF, Bayer, VW and British fossil fuel and mining interests.
Weapons of legal destruction: ISDS lawsuits and Lydian International’s assault on Armenian sovereignty
The signing of an investment treaty involves a unilateral loss of sovereignty on the part of the host state, which is ultimately deemed necessary to attract foreign capital.
Reko Diq, Karkey cases: Pakistan to challenge verdicts of ICSID: Omar
Pakistan government is going to challenge the verdicts of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), said Minister for Power Division.
Glencore awarded just $19 mln by tribunal in Colombia lawsuit
A World Bank tribunal has ordered Colombia to repay a $19 million fine it levied on Glencore’s coal mining subsidiary Prodeco.
Lydian’s gold project in Armenia faces yet another environmental review
Lydian International’s Amulsar gold project in Armenia may have to go through a fourth environmental review in less than a year.
Multi-billion dollar fine on Pakistan puts the spotlight on a secret court
The Reko Diq mine case shows the overreach of a secretive arbitration system.
Armenia gives go-ahead to gold mine blocked by green activists
Lydian had threatened to go to arbitration if forced to shut it down.