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Report
9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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Article
2 September 2019

Armenia: Court compels police to investigate protestors who blockaded Lydian International mine

Author: Mining Journal

"Victory for Lydian as Armenia launches criminal case", 18 August 2019...

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Article
20 August 2019

Armenia: Audit report on Amulsar gold mine confirms serious deficiencies in impact assessment and monitoring plan, says NGO

Author: International Federation for Human Rights

...Last week the long-awaited Independent Third Party Assessment commissioned by Armenian government on Impacts on Water Resources, Geology, Biodiversity and Air Quality of Amulsar Gold Mine was published, likely paving the way for harmful gold mining...

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Story
29 July 2019

Armenia: Abuses by gold mining companies include air & water pollution, health & safety abuses, workplace discrimination, says new report; incl company comments

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Article
29 July 2019

Mining Caucasian gold: Corporate profits come at a high price

Author: Kristine Aghalaryan, Hetq

...Hetq has revealed that Russian businessmen, via various offshore companies, are extracting gold from the most profitable mines in Armenia and Georgia. These companies, in turn, are linked to diverse Russian government circles. In Armenia, former and...

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Company response
29 July 2019

Response by GeoProMining Gold LLC

Author: GeoProMining Gold LLC

...The report raises several troubling and at times inaccurate allegations about either GPM Gold’s or its affiliate’s environmental and human rights performance. These matters have been responded to in considerable detail to the authors of the report...

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Article
12 June 2019

Report finds only two OECD Natl. Contact Point cases brought by NGOs resulted in remedy in 2018

Author: OECD Watch

"The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines: Understanding NCP cases concluded in 2018 through the lens of remedy", 12 Jun 2019...

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Story
24 May 2019

Armenia: Activists opposing Lydian Intl.'s Amulsar gold mine face surveillance & smear campaign in social media, allegedly linked to company; incl. company response

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Company response
24 May 2019

Response by Lydian International

Author: Lydian International

...This article is yet another example of clear misinformation and false claims against Lydian and the Amulsar project. The Criminal case mentioned in the headline has never “revealed that Lydian Armenia mining company employees were spying and running...

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Article
9 April 2019

Criminal case reveals that Lydian Armenia mining company employees were spying and running fake profiles in social media

Author: Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative

All around the world we witness mining companies targeting citizens for fighting for the protection of nature. Armenia is in no exception. For years paid media, specialists, as well as recent fake users and pages in social media carried out online...

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