El Salvador
Bretton Woods Project | 30-Sep-2015
This briefing finds significant ICSID bias in favour of corporations and commercial interests by analysing ICSID overall and by looking at a specific case brought by a global mining corporation against El Salvador.
The Argentina Independent | 29-Sep-2015
El Salvador is defending itself against a US$301m lawsuit filed after it blocked a mining project to protect the country’s heavy-polluted water supply. The imminent verdict will set a precedent amid a growing trend of companies suing governments when they can’t exploit their natural resources.
Counter Punch | 3-Sep-2015
Over 90 percent of El Salvador’s surface water is contaminated with industrial chemicals, making it unsuitable to drink even if the water is boiled, chlorinated or filtered beforehand. A new action plan for passing a nationwide ban has begun to unfold, as Salvadorans await the outcome of the Pacific Rime ICSID case.
El Salvador | 28-Jul-2015
Luis Parada, a lawyer with the law firm Foley Hoag, is optimistic that the company, Pacific Rim, will not prevail in the proceedings.
El Salvador | 28-Jul-2015
El abogado de la firma Foley Hoag, Luis Parada, es optimista en que la empresa Pacific Rim, no ganará el litigio en el que exige a El Salvador $314 millones por no darle la concesión para extraer metales del subsuelo. Habla del avance y consecuencias que ha tenido este arbitraje para el país.
El Salvador | 24-Jul-2015
El litigio entre El Salvador y la empresa minera Pacific Rim en un tribunal en Washington ha entrado ya a su etapa final y se prevé una sentencia a favor del país, afirmó ayer Luis Parada, el abogado defensor de El Salvador.
IIED | 27-Jun-2015
Civil society organisations can play an important role in carrying and strengthening community voices in arbitration processes, by making submissions to arbitral tribunals.
IIED | 27-Jun-2015
Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil pueden desempeñar un papel importante representando y fortaleciendo las voces de las comunidades en los procesos de arbitraje, presentando escritos de alegaciones ante tribunales de arbitraje.
TeleSur | 25-Jun-2015
The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal with proven tendency to favor corporate interests over arguments for protecting national sovereignty, the environment, and human rights.
Mining Watch | 12-May-2015
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from a little-known arbitration tribunal at the World Bank that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian-Australian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salvadoran delegation is visiting Canada to discuss how investor-state arbitration threatens democratic decision-making, public health and the environment here and beyond our borders.

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