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On Sale of Land Areas for Amulsar Project and Corruption
16:17 August 14, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
This press release gives the impression that the village head can only return the money he has embezzled (it is not known whether it is state or community budget) and is exonerated from responsibility
Vayots Dzor Regional Head's Claim Against Gladzor Community Rejected
16:09 August 06, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
The Municipality is demanding from court to annul the resolution N 44 on making the community an environmental and economic area and banning metallic mining in the community adopted on
New Film on Fight To Save Amulsar
14:19 August 05, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
On 30 July, 2019, British “War on Want” and “Globarl Justice Now” NGOs announced about their support to the fight against Amulsar gold mining project initiating a global petition against the ISDS
UK-based NGOs have joined the Save Amulsar Campaign and Petition against Lydian’s move to sue Armenia’s Government at corporate court
17:51 August 01, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
Campaign groups Global Justice Now and War on Want have called for Boris Johnson’s government to rule out so-called ‘corporate courts’ after Brexit, following a report today by parliament’s International Trade Committee describing the investment provisions as “hugely controversial”
Amulsar Protectors Didn't Allow Investigator and Experts To Enter Amulsar Mine Area
19:49 July 13, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
On 13 July, the Amulsar protectors didn’t allow the investigator of RA Criminal Committee and the experts invited within the frames of the criminal case instigated based on the fact of illegal soil management in Amulsar to enter the area of Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite mine
Amulsar Mine in Armenia: Government Must Avoid Potential Environmental and Human Disaster
16:04 June 20, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
Initiated in a climate of corruption, the operations were suspended in August 2018 following strong opposition actions by local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). FIDH warns against the disastrous toll that the mine’s operations would take on local communities.
Expert Assessment Opinion on Amulsar Mining project Received
17:21 June 05, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր | Երեւան
On 31 May 2019, the Investigative Committee received the preliminary opinion of the complex expert assessment on water resources and geology appointed for Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite mining
Statement on International Expert Assessment on Amulsar Problem
11:19 June 05, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
RA Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case based on the willful concealing of information about pollution of the environment by officials of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection in the course of environmental impact expert assessment of Amulsar project
Eco-educational Path in Gndevaz
19:13 May 30, 2019 | Կենսաբազմազանություն | Վայոց ձոր
A 9-kilometer-long eco-educational path will be established in Gndevaz residential area in Jermuk Community, Vayots Dzor Region, equipped with information signs on the area biodiversity
Armenia: Judicial harassment and defamation campaigns against several environmental defenders
16:50 May 29, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
The Observatory expresses its deepest concern over the judicial harassment and smear campaigns against Msses. Tehmine Yenoqyan, Ani Khachatryan, Nazeli Vardanyan, Messrs. Levon Galstyan, Shirak Buniatyan and Edmon Aghabekyan and all environmental defenders, as they seem to be only aimed at punishing them for their legitimate human rights activities. The Observatory calls upon the authorities of
Yeghegnadzor Joined Communities Having Rejected Metallic Mining
13:48 May 27, 2019 | Լեռնահանքային արդյունաբերություն | Վայոց ձոր
Yeghegnadzor Aldermen’s Council adopted a resolution on making the community an environmental and economic area and banning metallic mining in the community

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