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Mining representative urges Australia to join Belt and Road Initiative
Mining representative has highlighted the importance of an ongoing trade relationship with China, saying Australia missed an "opportunity" by not signing up to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) earlier.
New report exposes mining companies suing Latin American countries where communities defend land and environment
We analyzed 38 multi-million dollar claims brought by the mining industry using ISDS and other investment protection laws; in over half, communities are fighting to protect Indigenous territory, water, and more.
Canadian mining companies are behaving badly in the Global South—and Wall Street is profiting from it
Canadian investors have frequently used the ISDS system to pursue their commercial interests abroad—too often to challenge responsible government policies taken in the public interest in developing countries.
Over 200 organizations denounce multimillion dollar suit brought by US mining firm against Guatemala
The company filed the suit in December 2018 for alleged violations of the Central America–Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).
Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining
In 2015, Gabriel Resources sued Romania before of the ICSID, asking for a reported four billion dollars in damages, after protests halted plans for Europe’s largest gold mine.
Kingsgate prepares for legal challenge to mine closure
The Australian mining company Kingsgate Consolidated, armed with a US$55-million insurance payout for the closure of its gold mine in Thailand, says it now has the financial means to pursue its arbitration case against the Thai government.
US Odyssey Marine will sue Mexico; accuses blockade to submarine mining
The US company notified its intention to claim compensation of 3,540 million dollars from the Mexican government.
Vancouver mining company Eco Oro sues Colombia over protection of Santurbán wetland
While Eco Oro claims to have invested US$250 million in the project, it is seeking US$764 million as compensation for the cancellation of the project.
ICSID arbitration Churchill v Republic of Indonesia: Annulment proceedings dismissed
The annulment committee has dismissed Churchill’s application for annulment of the award for the dispute arising out of the revocation of the mining licenses that made up the East Kutai Coal Project in East Kalimantan.
«Au Mexique, les intérêts du Canada sont ceux des entreprises minières»
Les sociétés minières canadiennes ont encore mauvaise presse au Mexique, car elles ne respecteraient pas les droits de peuples autochtones.
Lydian International submits notices to the Government of Armenia under bilateral investment protection treaties
The company said illegal blockades have prevented access to the Amulsar gold project since late June 2018.
Canada ordered to pay US concrete company $7M in NAFTA case
Long-running case began after New Jersey company’s bid to open a quarry in Nova Scotia rejected in 2007
US investors demand $96m for loss of Rwanda contracts
A group of US investors have taken Rwanda to an international court, seeking compensation of $95 million after the government seized their mining concessions, effectively denying them operating licences.
Sued for existing – ancient Romanian town on the frontline of the battle against ISDS
Today, the 6th of February 2019, the Romanian town of Roşia Montană celebrates its 1888th year of existence. Over the past 20 years, residents have fought against a proposed multi-billion dollar mining project.
Westwater files international arbitration request against Republic of Turkey
Westwater Resources, an energy materials development company, announced the filing of a request for arbitration against the Republic of Turkey for the taking of its Temrezli and Şefaatli uranium projects in June 2018.
India, Gabon discuss bilateral trade, investment
Gabon has shown interest in entering into a Bilateral Investment Treaty with India. Gabon has the 6th largest reserves of Manganese in the world. Gabon is also making efforts to attract investment from India in construction of railway lines in key mining clusters.
Venezuela pays miner $425 million in move to safeguard Citgo
Venezuela made an partial payment of a settlement designed to resolve a $1.2 billion arbitration award to a bankrupt Canadian gold miner that’s laying claim to the assets of the parent of refiner Citgo Holding Inc. if it’s not paid in full.
Abritration Court awards South American Silver $28 million for Malku Khota in Bolivia
The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration has awarded South American Silver $18.7 million for amounts invested and another $9 million in interest for its Malku Khota concession, which the Bolivian government revoked in 2012.
Miners want ISDS in Indonesia free trade agreement
Businesses in the mining sector and beyond insist protection for Australian investors in Indonesia is required in a free trade deal.
Kenya wins big in Ksh.200B Cortec Mining case
A case filed by Cortec Mining Ltd and two others against the Republic of Kenya under the Kenya-UK BIT amounting to Ksh.200billion has been dismissed.