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S. Korea, DR Congo share need for bilateral investment treaty
South Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo see the need to sign a bilateral investment treaty "as soon as possible" so that Korean companies can develop mines and seaports in the DRC
Glencore begins arbitration against Bolivia over mine nationalization
Glencore International has notified Bolivia that it has begun arbitration proceedings over its investments in two smelters and a tin mine nationalized between 2007 and 2012.
Bear Creek Mining Corporation v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/21) – public hearing
​A hearing on jurisdiction and the merits in the case will be transmitted live via internet feed from 7-14 September 2016.
Glencore begins arbitration over Bolivia assets expropriation
Swiss trader Glencore filed for arbitration against the Bolivian government for the expropriation of its mining and smelting assets, adding to a series of lawsuits against the Andean country.
Water for gold
Water for Gold tells the alarming story of how international trade law is leading us to trade our most basic rights to clean, safe water for access to gold.
Antam to use FTA for gold business
Diversified miner Aneka Tambang (Antam) hopes to utilize a free trade agreement (FTA) scheme to expand its gold business.
Why mining corporations love trade deals
From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, environment, and livelihoods.
Rural communities’ struggle against US-owned mine continues in Guatemalan Supreme Court
The long-running struggle of rural communities in Guatemala against the United States-based mining firm Kappes, Cassiday, and Associates (KCA) continues in Guatemala’s national courts.
Mining company threatens Guatemala with lawsuit in USA
The Guatemala Mining Explorations (Exmingua) threatens with filing a lawsuit against Guatemala after being forced to suspend operations by decree of the Constitutional Court .
Pebble mine: Canadian mining company threatens to stick U.S. taxpayers with costs of “potentially catastrophic” mining scheme
Northern Dynasty is prepared to file a claim for “arbitration” under NAFTA, seeking compensation for the failure of the Pebble Mine project to move forward to federal permitting.
AngloGold suit against gov’t unnecessary - Ayikoi Otoo
AngloGold Ashanti’s decision to sue government at the ICSID over security concerns at its Obuasi concession has been described as “surprising” by private legal practitioner and former Attorney General, Ayikoi Otoo.
In Greece, standing against free trade agreements is standing for the planet
Aristoteli joined a growing movement of local authorities opposed to CETA and TTIP to deny the building of a polluter’s paradise
EU-Philippines: Commission to push for ambitious energy and raw materials chapter
The European Commission will push for robust provisions on trade and investment in energy and raw materials in a free trade agreement with the Philippines
Canadian junior miner, Colombia in trade dispute over rights at national park
A small Canadian mining company has found itself at the centre of a highly charged dispute over its rights to mine for gold in a Colombian nature reserve.
Copper Mesa Mining Corporation awarded US$24.365 million for expropriation of two mining projects by Ecuador
The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded the Company damages of US$19,447,498, plus pre- and post-award interest.
Centerra Gold delivers notice of arbitration to Kyrgyz Republic Government
Centerra Gold Inc.reports that it has delivered a notice of arbitration to the Kyrgyz Republic Government in connection with certain ongoing disputes relating to the Kumtor mining project.
AngloGold files Obuasi dispute with Ghana
AngloGold Ashanti said it filed a dispute with Ghana at an international investor arbitration panel due to the country’s failure to protect the company’s Obuasi operation from illegal miners.
Colombia: there’s no place for clean water under ’free trade’
The latest country to be hooked under ’free trade’ agreements is Colombia sued for tens of billions of dollars for valuing its national parks and the high-altitude Andean wetlands that provide 70% of the nation’s water above the profits of foreign corporations.
Costa Rica’s request to terminate Infinito Gold’s ICSID claim: brief reflections
On 24 July 2015, Costa Rica requested the termination of the arbitral proceedings that the Canadian Mining company, Infinito Gold filed with the Centre for the Settlement of Disputes between Foreign Investors and States.
High Court the final authority? Think again
US mining company Nucoil is using a free trade agreement to put pressure on the Australian government to pay compensation over cancelled licences.