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19 October 2015

Environmentalists under attack for confronting extractive industries in Mongolia & Kyrgyzstan - forthcoming book

Author: Front Line Defenders

"In the Field: Mongolia & Kyrgyzstan", 15 October 2015...

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6 December 2013

Kyrgyzstan files $304 mln ecology damage suit against Centerra

Author: Reuters

...Kyrgyzstan is suing Canada's Centerra Gold for 15 billion soms ($304 million) over what the government says is ecological damage, marking a new twist in a bitter row with the investor running the largest Kyrgyz gold mine. The state environmental...

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8 October 2013

Lucrative Kyrgyz mine stirs up violence again

Author: RIA Novosti

...Violence flared...in Kyrgyzstan in the latest bout of protests over a controversial Canadian-owned gold mine that for years has been a target of political wrangling and extortion schemes. Hundreds of protesters who gathered in front of a government...

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30 June 2013
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Author: Frédéric Thomas, CETRI (Centre Tricontinental), (Belgique)

L’exploitation minière est à la fois un miroir et un levier de la mondialisation en cours. Elle soulève des problèmes en termes de gestion et de contrôle, mais aussi, plus radicalement, en termes d’égalité, de droits et, finalement, de choix de société...

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17 July 2012

Resource Centre mission to Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan, May 2012

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2012 our Eastern Europe & Central Asia Researcher & Representative Ella Skybenko (based in Kyiv) and Deputy Director Mauricio Lazala (based in London) spent a week in Almaty & Atyrau (Kazakhstan) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). You can...

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6 July 2012

Kyrgyz Parliament backs revision of gold-mine license

Author: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Kyrgyzstan's parliament has voted in favor of revising the operating license of a Canadian company that has been developing the Central Asian country's major gold mine, Kumtor. A measure approved by parliament calls for an increase of the government's...

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23 April 2012

Independent international experts complete research based on Kumtor mine site activities [Kyrgyzstan]

Author: Kumtor Operating Company

In February 2012, a roundtable was conducted to discuss the compliance of the Kumtor Mine, to current Kyrgyz Legislation...[T]he Interdepartmental Government Commission presented its report on the evaluation of compliance of the Kumtor Mine with...

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5 March 2012

[PDF] [CEE Bankwatch Network suggestions on Centerra Gold's response]

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

...CEE Bankwatch Network would suggest that Centerra Gold answers the questions and reacts to the recommendations made by the Interagency State Commission report, to which Dr. Moran’s report is an Annex. The Interagency Commission – made up of state...

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