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Montevideo, June 16th 2019 - 07:34 UTC

Argentine Justices uphold Glacier Law: setback for one of world's biggest gold miners

Friday, June 7th 2019 - 09:43 UTC
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The Argentine Supreme Court ruled against a legal claim by mining companies Barrick Gold Corp and Minera Argentina Gold arguing that Argentina's Glacier Law was unconstitutional. The decision was praised by environmentalists and marked a setback for one of the world's biggest gold miners. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    Well, done the Argentine Supreme Court. Which put into effect the legal maxim of 'first, to do no harm.' https://en.
    “The principle behind the maxim dates back to the English law of the mid-thirteenth century. Henry of Bracton, a judge and prominent legal scholar of that era, stated that “no one may do in his own estate any thing whereby damage or nuisance may happen to his neighbour.” Bracton, whose writings provide a foundation for later nuisance law, noted that a landowner could not, in raising a pond, flood his neighbour’s land; nor could he divert a watercourse and deprive his neighbour of water.”

    Jun 07th, 2019 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse +1
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    @Terence Hill

    REF: “the legal maxim”:

    But of course, sh*tting in one's own back/front yard is permitted! ALL the politicians do it ANYWAY!

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