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SLAPPd: the Armenian activists fighting a mining multinational’s lawsuits

SLAPPd: the Armenian activists fighting a mining multinational’s lawsuits

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP) used by Lydian international, the tax haven listed mining company, against journalists and civil society as it presses forward with the Amulsar gold mine in Armenia, whilst the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has stood by silently.  

Europe’s Green and Digital Decade could be a raw deal for people and the environment in Serbia

Europe’s Green and Digital Decade could be a raw deal for people and the environment in Serbia

The European Commission walks a tightrope with the EU Green Deal. Despite the long-term objectives of achieving a circular economy and reducing resource use, it plans to increase raw materials mining. A planned lithium mine in Serbia, opposed by local communities, is a poignant example of this tension.  

Appeal to Business by Belarusian Human Rights Organisations in Connection with the Human Rights Crisis in Belarus

Appeal to Business by Belarusian Human Rights Organisations in Connection with the Human Rights Crisis in Belarus

The presidential election held in Belarus on August 9th, 2020 was marked by unprecedented atmosphere of fear and intimidation. Repressions against those expressing alternative opinion began almost immediately after the start of the election campaign and have not stopped ever since.