The verdict of Public Environmental Court on the continuous impact of Nahatak Tailing Dump on the environment and human health was sent to RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and RA Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan.
On February 26, 2020, the Public Environmental Court tried “Continuous Impact of Nahatak Tailing Dump on Environment and Human Health” at the Alaverdi office of “Center for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO with the support of EcoLur Informational NGO according to Oleg Dulgaryan’s application, “Center for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO President.
The Public Environmental Court ruled:
1. To recognize the violations related to the granting of permits to Nahatak Tailing Dump, its non-conservation and non-reclaiming, the offences in regard to its control and monitoring that have led to environmental disaster and socio-economic crisis in Armenia and the region, harmed human health, as a crime directed against the state.
2. To hold the following bodies liable for the current situation: RA Government, RA Environment Ministry, RA Emergency Situations Ministry, RA Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Ministry, RA Health Ministry, local self-government bodies, RA law enforcement bodies, as well as Akhtala OPC CJSC.
3. To hold accountable also those officials of Akhtala OPC CJSC who, through their inactions, abuse of power, excessive authority, negligence, have contributed to the violation of ecosystem balance in Armenia and the region, contamination of water and land areas, and deforestation and landscape elimination, violations of human rights and harming health, deterioration of socio-economic status, violations of RA legislation and international norms.
19:23 March 16, 2020