Scandal with Amulsar: Vardanyan aims at plundering Armenia
February 24, 2023
BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 24. Ruben Vardanyan, the Russian billionaire of Armenian origin, having realized that his operations on barbaric …
Amulsar: Human Rights Violations and Environmental Negligence in the Search for Gold
June 28, 2022
This report sheds light on the human rights violations by the Armenian government and investors, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, in relation to the Amulsar gold mine project.
Զգուշացում ՀՀ կառավարությանը․ Բեռնի կոնվենցիայի քարտուղարությունը՝ Ամուլսարի ծրագրի մասին
May 5, 2021
Հայկական բնապահպանական ճակատ նախաձեռնությունը հայտնում է․ «Էկոլուր կազմակերպությունն ու CEE Bankwatch-ը բողոք էին ներկայացրել Բեռնի …
As tensions reach a tipping point at Amulsar gold mine, what next for the EBRD?
August 20, 2020
In early August, Armenian protestors who had been blocking access continuously for the past two years to the controversial Amulsar gold mine were forcibly removed by the mine’s newly-hired security detail.
SLAPPd: the Armenian activists fighting a mining multinational’s lawsuits
June 22, 2020
Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP) are a form of often frivolous litigation used by corporations to intimidate and punish critics and silence their right to free speech. Lydian international, the tax haven-listed mining company, has repeatedly deployed the tactic against journalists and civil society as it presses forward with the Amulsar gold mine in Armenia, whilst the EBRD has stood by silently.
Legal challenges mount for Armenia gold mine as complaint filed to EU development lender
June 15, 2020
Yerevan – The beleaguered Amulsar gold mine in Armenia broke rules attached to two loans totalling EUR 11 million it received in 2017 and 2009 from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, alleges a new complaint from 23 people living near the project and Armenian and international civil society groups including CEE Bankwatch Network.
August 23, 2019
Bankwatch has supported Armenian civil society in monitoring the investments of IFIs in Amulsar gold mine project since 2011. Following the 2018 revolution and government change, Bankwatch commissioned two expert studies by independent sociologists and biodiversity specialists. Learn more on our briefing.
International CSOs letter regarding Amulsar mine
January 22, 2019
The undersigned civil society groups stand in solidarity with the residents of Jermuk, Gndevaz and Kechut, and with the environmental activists and concerned civil society in Armenia and appeal to the Government of Armenia to act on the Amulsar mine pr
How citizens battling a controversial gold mining project are testing Armenia’s new democracy
August 7, 2018
Can Armenia’s Velvet Revolution deliver change for communities struggling for their health, livelihoods and futures? Source: How citizens battling a controversial gold mining project are testing Armenia’s new democracy