Glamis Gold Ltd. v. United States of America.

Glamis Gold Ltd., a publicly-held Canadian corporation engaged in the mining of precious metals, submitted a claim to arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules on behalf of its enterprises Glamis Gold, Inc. and Glamis Imperial Corporation for alleged injuries relating to a proposed gold mine in Imperial County, California.

Glamis claimed that certain federal government actions and California measures with respect to open-pit mining operations resulted in the expropriation of its investments in violation of Article 1110, and denied its investments the minimum standard of treatment under international law in violation of Article 1105. The California measures included regulations requiring backfilling and grading for mining operations in the vicinity of Native American sacred sites. Glamis claimed damages of not less than $50 million.

On June 8, 2009, the Tribunal released the Award, dismissing Glamis’s claim in its entirety and ordering Glamis to pay two-thirds of the arbitration costs in the case. The Award and other documents appear on this page.

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06/08/09  Award
03/21/08  Procedural Order No. 13
09/19/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Nine
08/18/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Eight
09/17/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Seven
08/17/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Six
08/16/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Five
08/15/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Four
08/14/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Three
08/13/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Two (Redacted)
08/12/07  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day One (Redacted)
08/28/07  Procedural Order No.12
07/09/07  Procedural Order No. 11
03/15/07  U.S. Rejoinder
02/22/07  Procedural Order No. 10
12/15/06  Glamis Reply Memorial
10/31/06  Procedural Order No. 9
10/16/06  Submission of Non-Disputing Party Quechan Indian Nation
10/16/06  Quechan Indian Nation Application for Leave to File a Non-Party Submission
10/16/06  Submission of Non-Disputing Parties Sierra Club and Earthworks
10/16/06  Sierra Club and Earthworks Application for Leave to File a Non-Party Submission
10/13/06  Submission of Non-Disputing Party National Mining Association
10/13/06  National Mining Association Application for Leave to File a Non-Party Submission
10/10/06  Tribunal Letter in Response to Extension Request for Non-Disputing Party Submissions
09/19/06  U.S. Counter-Memorial
05/05/06  Glamis Memorial
04/25/06  Tribunal Letter Granting Extension of Filing Deadlines
04/21/06  Decision on Requests for Production of Documents and Challenges to Assertions of Privilege
01/31/06  Procedural Order No. 8
11/17/05  Decision on Parties' Requests for Production of Documents Withheld on Grounds of Privilege
11/10/05  Procedural Order No. 7
10/15/05  Procedural Order No. 6
09/30/05  Amicus Curiae Application of Friends of the Earth
09/30/05  Amicus Curiae Submission of Friends of the Earth
09/19/05  Procedural Order No. 5
09/16/05  Decision on Application and Submission by Quechan Indian Nation
09/15/05  Glamis Response to Quechan Indian Nation Application
09/15/05  United States Submission Regarding Quechan Indian Nation Application
08/26/05  Procedural Order No. 4
08/19/05  Quechan Indian Nation Application for Leave to File a Non-Party Submission
07/20/05  Decision on Objections to Document Production
06/21/05  Procedural Order No. 3
05/31/05  Procedural Order No. 2
05/05/05  Glamis Rejoinder on Request for Bifurcation
04/29/05  U.S. Reply on Request for Bifurcation
04/21/05  Glamis Response to Request for Bifurcation
04/08/05  U.S. Request for Bifurcation
04/08/05  U.S. Statement of Defense
03/03/05  Procedural Order No. 1.
01/20/04  Agreement on Certain Procedural Matters
12/10/03  Glamis Notice of Arbitration