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Can Lydian International force the Armenian government to give up Amulsar? A Legal Analysis

Can Lydian International force the Armenian government to give up Amulsar? A Legal Analysis

On March 11th 2019, after the blockade of its mining operations by the local population of Jermuk in July 2018 without the governmental intervention, Lydian International Limited (hereinafter “Lydian International”) announced that its subsidiaries, Lydian…
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Lydian International is misleading the public and their investors

Lydian International is misleading the public and their investors

On April 12, 2019 Lydian International disseminated an announcement stating that “the Administrative Court of the Republic of Armenia ruled in favour of Lydian and instructed the Armenian Police to remove trespassers and their property…
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International Support over Possible ISDS for Amulsar

International Support over Possible ISDS for Amulsar

International organizations have contacted the Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) activist group and expressed their readiness to support us and the local communities in the struggle against possible investment arbitration on Amulsar issue. In case Lydian…
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EBRD Shares Responsibility for the Amulsar Mine Crisis in Jermuk

EBRD Shares Responsibility for the Amulsar Mine Crisis in Jermuk

On March 7 and 8 2019, a delegation headed by Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was on a visit to Armenia. In contrast to the words of praise…
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Metal mining banned in Jermuk

Metal mining banned in Jermuk

Direct democracy won another victory in Armenia.  On December 18, 2018 Jermuk Community Council adopted a decision to approve the collective petition of its community members on “Declaring Jermuk an ecological economic area and banning…
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With 3000 signatures Jermuk community members petition the central and local government to ban metal mining in their territory and boost ecologically-friendly economy

With 3000 signatures Jermuk community members petition the central and local government to ban metal mining in their territory and boost ecologically-friendly economy

The overwhelming majority of residents of Jermuk community which includes Jermuk town, Kechut, Gndevaz, Her-Her, Karmrashen villages have exercised their right to direct democracy and have collectively petitioned their economic development vision to the Government…
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An appeal to Davit Sanasaryan for investigating the role of Armen Sarkissian in the Amulsar project

An appeal to Davit Sanasaryan for investigating the role of Armen Sarkissian in the Amulsar project

The Armenian Environmental Front civic initiative has sent a letter to Davit Sanasaryan, Head of the State Control Chamber of Armenia. The full text of this letter-appeal is presented below. Armen Sarkissian’s intervention in the…
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Amulsar: appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Armenia’s acting Prime Minister

Amulsar: appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Armenia’s acting Prime Minister

On 7 November, 2018 residents of Jermuk community, environmental activists and civil society organizations sent a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel Bachelet and the Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol…
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Plenty of Evidence on Amulsar։ Harout Bronozian to Deputy Prime-Minister Avinyan

Plenty of Evidence on Amulsar։ Harout Bronozian to Deputy Prime-Minister Avinyan

From Harout Bronozian to: Tigran Avinyan <tigran.avinyan@gov.am>, Ararat Mirzoyan <ararat.mirzoyan@gov.am>, press@president.am, erik.grigoryan@mnp.am, <vardan.gevorgyan.g@gmail.com>, first.deputy-minister@mnp.am, deputy-minister@mnp.am, deputy-minister2@mnp.am, emil.tarasyan@president.am Dear Mr. Avinyan, This is in regards to your recent statements below about the Amulsar Gold Mine Project…
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OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN ARMENIA Mr. RICHARD MILLS

OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN ARMENIA Mr. RICHARD MILLS

THE LYDIAN AMULSAR GOLD MINE PROJECT IN ARMENIA Dear Mr. Richard Mills, Greetings, This is in regards to your remarks made during your speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Yerevan a few days…
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