Expert’s Corner

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06-02-2017

Aarhus and Espoo Conventions and the RA Mining Legislation, gaps and developments /Armenian version/

19-12-2016

Opinion on project documents and environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the production of Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite of the Republic of Armenia

19-12-2016

Analysis of the documents and the report on the environmental impact assessment of Teghut copper-molybdenum mine

19-12-2016

Analysis of the report on the environmental impact assessment of Lichqvaz-Tey gold bearing mine in the RA Syunik region

19-12-2016

The analysis of the report on environmental impact assessment as a result of the exploitation of Litchq copper mine in Syunik region

19-12-2016

The analysis of the report on environmental impact assessment of the working draft for the exploitation of Arjut gold bearing mine

19-12-2016

Analysis of the”Environmental Impact Assessment” report forthe construction and operation of gold ore processing plant located at the Arjut Community area, Lori Region, RA

19-12-2016

Suggestions on analysis of EIA report of mining complexes and objects in RA, procedures of the permissions of the activities, impacts of the activities on the environment, reforms of legislative and enforcement practices aimed at improvement of nature protection

19-12-2016

Analysis of the report on environmental impact assessment as a result of the exploitation of Sotk gold mine

11-04-2016

Impacts of Climate Conditions on Human Health/Armenian version/

02-10-2015

Suggestions of the Environmental Law Resource Centreon the draft of the Constitution of the RA /Armenian version/

08-09-2015

OSCE supports the improvement of legislation related to the calculation and compensation of damage caused to the environment

11-08-2015

Professional review on the development of Shamlugh copper-pyrites deposit by “Akhtala Mining Plant” CJSC /Armenian version/

10-08-2015

The priorities of conditions of development of Shamlugh mine and exploitation of tailing dumps of the mine enrichment tailings/Armenian version/

06-08-2015

Dynamics of Shnogh River water quality in 2009-2015 /Armenian version/

05-08-2015

“Akhtala Mining Plant” CJSC’s “Nahatak” tailing dump’s effect on the chemical composition of peach growing in the orchards of Mets Ayrum and Chochkan communities/Armenian version/

03-08-2015
The OSCE supports civil society to develop environmental strategy jointly with the government

27-07-2015

Attention it’s poison /Armenian version/

19-07-2015

The MNP does not agree with the experts’ assertion that violations have been committed by the “Environmental Expertise” SNCO in the course of the expertise of the working draft of Amulsar gold mining complex and the EIA report /Armenian version/

17-07-2015

Letter to the Minister of Nature Protection in regard to review the positive conclusion of the “Environmental Expertise” SNCO, dated in 17.10.2014, on the working draft of the Amulsar gold mining complex and the need to conduct re-examination /Armenian version/

09-07-2015
Evaluating Mining Project EIAs of Armanis, Arjut and Fuialetovo by the Independent Expert

09-07-2015

Professional opinion on the development of Shamlugh copper-pyrites deposit by “Akhtala Mining Plant” CJSC /Armenian version/

15-05-2015

Expert opinion on the basis of documents on the relationship with the competent authorities in respect of Hrazdan iron mine of “Healthy Hrazdan” civil initiative /Armenian version/

08-05-2015

The Armenian nuclear power plant: 25 years ago /Armenian version/

20-04-2015

Firefighting alarm /Armenian version/

08-04-2015

Legal opinion on Amulsar gold quartzite operation /Armenian version/

07-04-2015

Demand for security /Armenian version/

01-04-2015

“Responsible Mining” or the usual corruption: PART THREE /Armenian version/

30-03-2015

On the slopes of mountain Dyutsazun /Armenian version/

25-03-2015

Conclusions and recommendations on the design documents of the RA Amulsar gold mine extraction and the EIA /Armenian version/

23-03-2015

Sevan Lake and surrounding areas are considering the “affected communities” by Amulsar gold mine exploitation /Armenian version/

20-03-2015

Geological faults of Amulsar mining project and its compatibility with “responsible mining” model /Armenian version/

16-03-2015

The exploitation of Amulsar mine is illegal and unacceptable. PART ONE /Armenian version/

16-03-2015
Anti-corruption coalition of civil society organizations issued a statement stating that the government’s new anti-corruption council does not meet the UN Convention requirements against the “corruption”

12-03-2015

A disease history /Armenian version/

15-02-2015

Frames of responsibility /Armenian version/

27-01-2014

Comfortable poverty /Armenian version/

17-01-2015
The Final Report of the “ To strengthen capacities of the civil society organizations to address the Aarhus Convention implementation challenges” program

17-01-2015
The Conceptual Aspects of the Improvement of the Legal Bases for the Protection of Rights in the Spheres of Economy and Nature Protection (Report)

29-12-2014

Values created by the earth /Armenian version/

15-12-2014

Public participation in “Ecology” in Armenia /Armenian version/

24-11-2014
To strengthen capacities of the civil society organizations to address the Aarhus Convention implementation challenges/ Protocol 3

20-11-2014
To strengthen capacities of the civil society organizations to address the Aarhus Convention implementation challenges/ Protocol 2

14-11-2014

It is unacceptable exploitation of mines in specially protected natural areas /Armenian version/

10-11-2014
To strengthen capacities of the civil society organizations to address the Aarhus Convention implementation challenges/ Protocol 1

09-11-2014
Activity report of the Center of Bird Lovers NGO

25-10-2014

Wolf behavior, human moral /Armenian version/

14-10-2014

The effects of the lead on human health and the environment: lead emissions reduction proposals /Armenian version/

09-10-2014

Why does the developer of Tukhmanuk gold-polymetallic mine of Aragatsotn province call it simply Tukhmanuk gold mine? /Armenian version

07-10-2014
Reducing the Risks from Obsolete Pesticides

01-10-2014

The members of the Environmental Public Alliance expressed their concerns to the RA Minister of Energy and Natural Resources with regard to the process of creation of illegal opencast mine development right/Armenian version/

29-09-2014

Marjan mine development will disturb the tranquility of the cross border Arevis village. “Ecological Right” NGO’s information request to the RA Minister of Energy and Natural Resources /Armenian version/

19-09-2014

Yezidis concerns addressed to the OSCE Ambassador about the danger caused by mining industry in Rya Taza and Mirak communities /Armenian version/

19-09-2014
The Odyssey of Melik village

08-09-2014

An open letter to the RA prime minister with cancellation request of the positive opinion given to Tukhmanuk new tailing dumps project by the RA Minister of the Nature Protection in regard to the withdrawal of open cast mine project submitted by “Mego Gold” LLC to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the RA /Armenian version/

02-09-2014

“Ecological Right” NGO demands Aramayis Grigoryan to cancel his own endorsement given to Tukhmanuk new tailings dump /Armenian version/

29-08-2014

About the negative conclusion of Tukhmanuk 3rd tailing dump which became positive due to the efforts of the Ministry of Nature Protection /Armenian version/

28-08-2014

Who and what problem is solving by stealing water from Sevan? /Armenian version/

26-08-2014

Expertise conclusion of the environmental impact assessment on the amended environmental part for Tukhmanuk enrichment plant’s new tailing dump /Armenian version/

16-08-2014

Stealing from Sevan /Armenian version/

15-08-2014

An alarm on the SHPPs of Tavush provinces /Armenian version/

24-07-2014
Suggestions for development of the Compliance Mechanism

20-07-2014

Report 2
The activities carried out during the month of June- Tourism as a preferred direction of Goris region development aimed at revealing tourism development prerequisites in Goris region /Armenian version/

18-07-2014

Differences between the Aarhus Convention’s National Coordinator and the Focal Point /Armenian version/

18-07-2014

Open letter about the “reforming” of the RA Eco-right /Armenian version/

17-07-2014

The effectiveness and the money spent on Sevan’s coastal areas cleaning /Armenian version/

17-07-2014

Government agencies in accordance with the Aarhus Convention /Armenian version/

17-07-2014

The legal content of the “Stakeholders” /Armenian version/

09-07-2014

The steps of the RA Eco-right “reforming” /Armenian version/

07-07-2014

Analysis of the provisions of participation in the EIA process at the RA Law on “Environmental Impact Assessment” and “On Environmental Impact Assessment and the expertise” draft law /Armenian version/

07-07-2014

“Green” energy systems as the preferred means of heating a greenhouse /Armenian version/

24-06-2014
Let’s Choose Mercury Free Devices

21-06-2014
O bjections and comments of the Armenian NGOs on the III/6b draft resolution about Armenia by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

19-06-2014

Hrazdan community’s concerns regarding the process of the iron mine exploitation in the area of the city do not fade /Armenian version/

18-06-2014

We would like to work as partners with the ministry. Please provide information on the assessment process of Tukhmanuk mine new tailings dump project /Armenian version/

12-06-2014

Report 1
Tourism development as the preferred direction in Goris region:
The works carried out during the months of April-May aiming at revealing the prerequisites for tourism development /Armenian version/

09-06-2014

It turns out that the Aarhus Convention focal point had not accreditation of the RA government /Armenian version/

05-06-2014

Proposals of the Social-Ecological Association on the EIAE draft law /Armenian version/

29-05-2014

The Convention’s national coordinator and focal point are completely different things /Armenian version/

26-05-2014

“Is it deliberate violation or lack of knowledge?” Once again information request on the professional opinion in regard to the third tailing dump of Tukhmanuk
Reaction of the eco-alliance about the appropriate information request previously filed to the RA Minister of Nature Protection by the “Environmental Law” NGO (Inquiry) (Answer) /Armenian version/

26-05-2014

Why have been reduced surfaces of areas occupied by Hankavan and Jermuk hydrological reserves? /Armenian version/

22-05-2014

If Armenia has a national coordinator of the Aarhus Convention /Armenian version/

13-05-2014

The Ministries of the independent Armenia are not aware of the Article 15 of the RA Law on “Principles of Administration and Administrative Proceedings” /Armenian version

13-05-2014

SHPPs vs. River Gegharot /Armenian version/

02-05-2014
Criminal idea, the price for which is Sevan
Tens of millions of credit dollars of loans of the “Asian Development Bank” and “European Bank for Reconstruction and Development” will not be repaid by Sevan

28-04-2014

Request to provide expert opinion regarding the third tailings dump to the public /Armenian version

15-05-2014 Response

28-04-2014

How the organizations working with the taxpayers’ money meet their obligations regarding the issue of Sevan /Armenian version/

27-04-2014

Inquiry the answer of which will give the assessment of working capacity of the state authority /Armenian version/

27-04-2014

Why has been the internationalization process of Sevan kept secret?/Armenian version/

23-04-2014

If at nearby area of Tatev monastery has been planted forest or thorns and thistles? /Armenian version

17-04-2014

If Aram Harutyunyan is the acting minister of the RA Nature Protection: if has been created a hydrological reserve in Jermuk or what was concealing the former minister? /Armenian version/

11-04-2014

“Environmental Project Implementation Unit” is concealing the information /Armenian version/

27-03-2014

As long as Armenia failed to fulfill one of the most important obligations assumed 14 years ago under the Aarhus Convention: to create an independent, impartial and non-governmental system to resolve disputes, the Aarhus Convention in Armenia will have the value of the «broken chair» placed in the front of the residence of the United Nations /Armenian version/

Unfortunately no one in Armenia: no governmental agencies or officials do not know who will fulfill that obligation assumed by Armenia….

24-03-2014
Comments On Draft Report concerning Aarhus Convention Compliance by Armenia
Comments by the RA “Dalma-Sona” Human rights & Environmental protection Fund On Draft Report concerning Compliance by Armenia

20-03-2014

How much money was allocated to the “Protected Areas Development Strategy and National Plan of Action” project: Information request to the Ministry of Nature Protection

28-03-2014/Response

18-03-2014

No one of Tukhmanuk tailings dumps has a safety certificate /Armenian version/

27-03-2014/Response

18-03-2014

About the existence of landslides at the planned third-tailing dump of Tukhmanuk mine /Armenian version/

10-03-2014

The Aarhus Compliance Committee is waiting for Armenia’s recommendations to ensure public participation in the decision-making process regarding the environmental matters /Armenian version/

17-02-2014

Where has been spent 45 million 600 thousand drams paid to the budget of Melikgyugh /Armenian version/

10-02-2014

“Mego-Gold” has impeded to conduct inspections in Tukhmanuk: the State Mining Inspectorate has appealed to the Prosecutor General’s Office /Armenian version/

10-02-2014

The opinion of the Environmental Public Alliance on public hearings over Tukhmanuk gold mine new tailing dump /Armenian version

10-02-2014

Expert’s opinion on the public hearing over the construction of Tukhmanuk gold mine’s new tailing dump in February 2014 /Armenian version

06-02-2014

The Ecological Public Alliance offers the platform on Climate Change /Armenian version/

05-02-2014

The Ecological Public Alliance requires information on the tailing dumps existing in the RA /Armenian version/

05-02-2014

The Ecological Public Alliance requires all drafts related to Tukhmanuk gold mine /Armenian version/

04-02-2014

The answer of the Ministry of Economy on the process of Sevan trout reserve restoration and fisheries development program /Armenian version/

03-02-2014

Currently in what condition are the relations of Melikgyugh community and MegoGold Company /Armenian version/

03-02-2014

If has the state mining inspection checked the violations existing in Tukhmanuk? /Armenian version/

10-02-2014 Response

05-12-2013
Civil Society Demands the RA General Prosecutor’s Office once again to subject to punishment and responsibility the all state authorities which are obliged to monitor- supervise- check out the activity of the “Global Gold”

26-11-2013
Enquiry to the Ministry of ENR of the RA in regard to fulfillment of the obligations by “Mego Gold” company set forth by the contract dated12.28.12

25-10-2013 
About Toukhmanuk gold mine or Decree No. 234 being null and void

17-10-2013
Open letter addressed to the NA President and MPs on the failure to fulfill assignments of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

17-10-2013
Historical monuments in the region of Melikgyugh