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7 January 2016

Thailand: Unofficial translation of summary of decision on Xayaburi dam released

Author: Thai Supreme Administrative Court

“Summary of the Supreme Administrative Court Decision”, 25 Dec 2015...

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26 November 2015

Xayaburi dam lawsuit (re Laos & Thailand)

In August 2012, a group of 30 villagers filed a lawsuit in Thailand’s Administrative Court against Thai government agencies, including the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), the National Energy Policy Council, and the Ministry of...

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22 June 2014

Justice for the Mekong – Thai Villagers Back to Court

Author: Pianporn Deetes

Two years ago a group of around 100 villagers from...the north and northeast...arrived outside the Thai Administrative Court in Bangkok…Among the group were 37 villagers...[who filed] a lawsuit against the Xayaburi Dam – the first dam planned on the...

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18 June 2013

Statement of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Pöyry Oyj complied with OECD guidelines in Laos dam project [Finland]

Author: Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland)

Pöyry Oyj did not violate OECD Corporate Social Responsibility Guidelines in its [Xayaburi] dam project in Laos. However, companies should assess the risks of similar projects more carefully and act more transparently in the future…Pöyry should have...

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3 April 2013

Laos: Development wins; human rights, environment lose

Author: Graham Land, AsianCorresponent.com

Despite local concerns and international opposition…citing...ecological repercussions and...humanitarian crises...construction of the Xayaburi dam has gone ahead…Construction of the dam started late last year and is now 10 percent complete...The Lao...

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Company non-response
13 February 2013

Xayaburi Power did not respond to: Xayaburi Dam raises concerns about environmental & social impacts for communities in the Mekong region.

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5 February 2013

Govt pledges to release Xayaboury dam design data [Laos]

Author: Vientiane Times

The Lao government pledged close cooperation with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat [MRCS] to share all relevant and practical information on design changes to the Xayaburi dam in northern Laos. The modifications to the original design are being...

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23 January 2013

Dams on the Mekong: Biodiversity and responsibility

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia

The Laos' Xayaburi Dam project could have a serious negative impact on communities downstream that depend on it for fishing and agriculture...Laos has drawn criticism…for beginning construction without completing a consultation process…The World Bank...

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15 January 2013

Xayaburi Issue Dogs Talks [Laos]

Author: Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia [Laos]

[T]he Lao government had claimed sovereign right to proceed with the U.S. $3.5 billion hydropower megadam despite previous sharp criticism from downstream countries Cambodia and Vietnam as well as environmental groups...The 1,200 megawatt dam is being...

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8 November 2012
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Author: Le Monde

Le gouvernement du Laos a officiellement relancé… le chantier du très controversé projet de barrage de Xayaburi, sur le Mékong…Le Vietnam…redoute pour sa part les retombées négatives du barrage sur l'industrie de la pêche dans le delta du Mékong en...

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