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Gabriel: you can always ask but it doesn’t mean we will let you get it!

Rosia Montana/Romania, 30.June 2017 - With Gabriel Resources seeking US$4.4 billion in damages, Alburnus Maior, a prospective amicus curiae in the arbitration case, announces that it aims to file its brief to the ICSID Tribunal until September 2018 at the latest. It will detail compelling concerns and information overlooked by the parties to the case. 

International Investment Arbitration 101

 

7. April 2017 - "When I wake up at night thinking about arbitration, it never ceases to amaze me that sovereign states have agreed to investment arbitration at all [...] Three private individuals are entrusted with the power to review, without any restriction or appeal procedure, all actions of the government, all decisions of the courts, and all laws and regulations emanating from parliament."

Report: Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits

Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is using an investor-state lawsuit to push through its illegal toxic gold and silver mine in the historical Romanian village of Roşia Montană. The project has faced strong community resistance and is on hold after Romanian courts found that Gabriel had illegally obtained several permits required to operate the mine. Other permits have never been issued as the company failed to submit all necessary data.

Romania's government agrees to a complete lack of transparency in the Rosia Montana arbitration case

6. October 2016 - Alburnus Maior is a non-governmental organisation based in Rosia Montana. It represents the interests of property owners opposing Europe's largest open-pit gold mine proposed by Canadian Gabriel Resources (TSX:GBU) and Romania's government in a joint venture called Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC).

Gabriel Resources gives up national courts of justice for international arbitration courts, more favorable to corporations

Bucharest, 21. October 2015 – Bucharest Court of Appeal filed yesterday a request from SC Roșia Montană Gold Corporation SA[1], whereby the latter waives the trial of the case[2] brought last year against the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Institute for Heritage.

Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA): Canadian corporations abuse investment treaties, bully governments into environmental backtrack

A Losing Proposition - The Failure of Canadian ISDS Policy at Home and Abroad

6. August 2015 - Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with arbitration over murky mine

Roșia Montană, 21. July 2015 – Formal notification from Gabriel Resources (TSX:GBU) to 'amicably settle differences related to its mine proposal’ is an official and at the same time desperate confirmation that it can’t continue develop the Roșia Montană mine. 15 years after starting it all off, the company’s management has now initiated formal steps to start arbitration to avoid acknowledging failure.

The end of an affair! Gabriel to sue Romania over Roșia Montană via an ISDS case

21. July 2015 - This is the date when the locals of Roșia Montană obtained a subtle confirmation that their village is saved from the destruction of Gabriel Resources. The company admitted yesterday in a press release that they have lost hope in ever mining Europe’s largest gold deposit. At the same time Gabriel Resources announced the submission of a Request for Arbitration at the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with arbitration over murky mine

"Corporation doesn't do the legislation" written on the banner

Roșia Montană, 21. January 2015 – Formal notification from Gabriel Resources (TSX:GBU) to 'amicably settle differences related to its mine proposal’ is an official and at the same time desperate confirmation that it can’t continue develop the Roșia Montană mine. 15 years after starting it all off, the company’s management has now initiated formal steps to start arbitration to avoid acknowledging failure.

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