Supreme Court rules law used to grant mining contract unconstitutional

Actualizado: 7 de jun de 2019

A ruling by Panama's Supreme Court in 2018 has left copper and gold exploration project by Canada's First Quantum Minerals in limbo after it was deemed unconstitutional. The Environmental Advocacy Center (CIAM Panama) a public interest defense non-governmental organization CIAM contested a contract signed between the government and Canadian company Minera Petaquilla signed in 2009. The claimed the deal was damaging to the state and its natural resources, saying it would result in the erosion of soil and vegetation, as well as the contamination of water and air. 

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