Legal Analysis Aimed at Ensuring Safety and Health Preservation in Mining-Impacted Communities

Legal Analysis Aimed at Ensuring Safety and Health Preservation in Mining-Impacted Communities

The residents of Akhtala enlarged community have expressed their dissatisfaction with the impact of environmental pollution, which affects their quality of their life and health. In order to recover the rights of the residents in court, a legal analysis on the conditions of ensuring the safety and health of the mining workers and social responsibility has been prepared. The author of the analysis is environmental lawyer Nazeli Vardanyan.

A number of international legal norms have been included in the analysis, as well as  number of legal acts of the Republic of Armenia have been studied, in particular, the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, Employment Legislation, Code on Mining, Law of the Republic of Armenia on State Regulation of Technical Security, Law of the Republic of Armenia on Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise, Law of the Republic of Armenia on Ensuring Sanitary and Epidemiological Security of Population of the Republic of Armenia."

The analysis provides a basis for the protection of the rights of the mining workers and that of the residents affected by the mining in the enlarged community of Akhtala - Mets Ayrum, Poqr Ayrum, and Tchotchkan in court.

December 30, 2020 at 16:09