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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.
Venezuela ordered to pay Crystallex US$ 1.386 billion in arbitration ruling
An arbitration tribunal has ordered the Venezuelan government to pay a whopping US$1.386 billion to Canadian miner Crystallex International Corp.
Mining company files ISDS case against Panama
New York-based Dominion Minerals Corporation decided to move ahead with an investor-state dispute case against the Panamanian government.
India, Belgium pitch for resumption of Free Trade Agreement talks
India and Belgium pitched for resumption of the long stalled negotiations on the proposed India-EU free trade agreement (FTA) on "mutually agreed terms" as Prime Minister Modi and his counterpart Michel resolved to strengthen their bilateral ties.
Protecting the Santurban páramo from Angostura mining project
High-altitude wetlands that provide drinking water to more than two million people could become one of the world’s biggest gold and silver mines.
Organisations condemn Eco Oro Minerals’ warning that it could sue Colombia over efforts to protect water sources
The Canadian company’s Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which are important sources of water in the country.
Thousands march against water privatization in Peru as TPP and ICSID ruling looms
More than 2,000 people marched in Lima, Peru in opposition to the government’s plan to privatize public water services.
The rise of investor-state dispute settlement in the extractive sectors: challenges and considerations for African countries
In African countries, the expansion of international investment agreements could carry significant risks to policy space and policy tools necessary for industrialization and development.
Canadian miners can take Kazakhstan to court for seized assets, rules tribunal
Eligible Canadian investors with property confiscated by the government of Kazakhstan are now legally entitled to international arbitration under the Canada/USSR BIT.
AU prioritises mining, intra-Africa trade
The Continental Free Trade Area offers African producers and investors an unique opportunity to benefit from this important market.
Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica
Infinito announced that it has secured funding from a lender to continue pursuing damages stemming from Costa Rica’s cancellation of the firm’s gold mining concession in 2011.
Bauxite mining moratorium could land Malaysia in trouble under TPP, says law professor
The Malaysian government could be sued by foreign corporations if it intervened in their business activities under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
American mining giant escaped Indonesian law with ISDS
American mining corporation Newmont escaped the domestic processing requirement from Indonesia’s 2009 Mining Law. It achieved this by using a clause in a Dutch investment treaty.
American mining giant escaped Indonesian law with ISDS
American mining corporation Newmont escaped the domestic processing requirement from Indonesia’s 2009 Mining Law. It achieved this by using a clause in a Dutch investment treaty.
Canadian companies behaving badly
Mining sins in poor countries are likely to get worse under Trans-Pacific Partnership.
New Zealand minerals sector could benefit from planned EU trade deal
The free trade agreement currently in discussion could benefit a number of mineral producers in New Zealand.
Edgewater responds to Galician Government statements concerning its mining concessions at the Corcoesto Gold Project, Spain
Edgewater and Corcoesto intend to exercise all available remedies to protect the rights and the interests of their shareholders, including international arbitration.