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[4 Aug 2016 | Topics: ]

Sukhgerel Dugersuren (OT Watch and RwB Mongolia cooperated with the  Front Line Defenders  to prepare a chapter of the forthcoming nonfiction graphic novel about human rights defenders challenging extractive industries around the world. We republish it with kind permission of Sukhgerel.
Mongolia is a new star on the extractive industry’s stage. Being brand new means it does not have the necessary legal framework, norms and standards aimed at protecting the environment and the rights of local communities.

The World Bank leads a team of international financial institutions, namely the International Financial …

Amur Basin, Mongolian Great Lakes, Selenga River, Uldz River »

[21 Feb 2015 | Topics: ]

General situation with the “LAW TO  PROHIBIT MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS AT HEADWATERS OF RIVERS, PROTECTED ZONES OF WATER RESERVOIRS AND FORESTED AREAS”
5 years and 6 months have already passed since the adoption of the Law on Prohibiting Mineral Exploration and Extraction Near Water Sources, Water Protection Zones and Forests (Law with Long Name-LLN).
These days new government is planning to again work on changes to this law and doing everything to amend or revoke it. United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes has been working hard locally to …

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[9 Nov 2013 | ]

 
Since a lot of propaganda has been published in Mongolia since the September 16 protest with explicit purpose to discredit the “LAW TO PROHIBIT MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS AT HEADWATERS OF RIVERS, PROTECTED ZONES OF WATER RESERVOIRS AND FORESTED AREAS” the website editors compiled short history of the Law and the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and lakes.

Late 1990s-2006. Mongolia adopts liberal mining regulations to attract investment and ambitious “Gold” program which spurs wave of destruction of country’s most vulnerable natural features – rivers and forests. Greatest …

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[9 Nov 2013 | ]

MONGOLIAN PARLIAMENTARY RESOLUTION

16 July, 2009 № 55 Ulaanbaatar
CONCERNING SOME MEASURES TO BE TAKEN
RELATING TO THE PASSED LAW

TO PROHIBIT MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS AT HEADWATERS OF RIVERS, PROTECTED ZONES OF WATER RESERVOIRS
AND FORESTED AREAS

Based on article 43, section 43.1 of the law regarding the Mongolian State Great Khural, and on article 24, section 24.6 of the law regarding the rules of the State Great Khural parliamentary sessions, the Mongolian State Great Khural establishes that:
1. The following measures concerning the implementation of the law “To Prohibit Mineral Exploration …

Argun River, Baikal Lake, Featured, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Uldz River »

[30 Sep 2013 | Topics: ]

On September 16, 2013 Great State Khural of Mongolia gathered with intention to weaken one of the most progressive environmental laws for the sake of “boosting development”. 8 environment activists are arrested on terrorist charges as they undertook a desperate attempt to bring alternative approaches to law implementation to the attention of legislature. Below we attempt to reconstruct chain of events by linking together excerpts from texts available on web. Please read and form Your own opinion. RwB

Photo: Gantulga of UMMRL who holds camera not a gun was arrested …