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1 June 2020

Armenia: Communities affected by Amulsar gold mine call on EBRD to withdraw from project alleging non-compliance with bank's environmental & social policy

Author: Ecolur

Amulsar Project Affected Community Residents Applied to EBRD/IPAM Calling on EBRD To Withdraw from Amulsar Project, 19 May 2020...

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Article
18 May 2020

Armenia: UK & US Govt. allegedly pressured govt. to finish construction of controversial Amulsar gold mine, despite socio-environmental risks

Author: Thomas Rowley, openDemocracy (UK)

"Armenia ‘under pressure’ from UK and US over mining dispute, says EU report", 5 May 2020 An internal report by the European Union Delegation to Armenia states that the UK and US have pressured the country over a controversial gold mining project, ope...

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14 May 2020

Human Rights Watch says mobile location tracking programs used by govts. in the fight against Covid-19 pose serious risks to human rights

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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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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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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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