Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Mining http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: France: New Mining Code Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403804_text Environmental Protection; Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403804_text Global Legal Monitor: Burundi: New Mining Code Replaces 1976 Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403795_text Mining; Taxation - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403795_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark; Greenland: Greenland Votes to Lift Uranium Mining Ban; Considers Independence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403759_text Mining; Natural resources; Sovereignty - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403759_text Global Legal Monitor: Guinea: Mining Code Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403649_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403649_text Global Legal Monitor: Poland: Draft Proposals Completed on Hydrocarbon Tax Law and Amendment to Geology and Mining Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403543_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403543_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Mines and Minerals Law to Be Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403092_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403092_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Businesses Object to Ministerial Decree on Export of Natural Resources http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403019_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403019_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Considering Petroleum Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402986_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402986_text Global Legal Monitor: Solomon Islands: Government Endorses Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402804_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402804_text Global Legal Monitor: Guinea: New Law on Mining in the Offing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402649_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402649_text Global Legal Monitor: Mongolia: Extension of Temporary Suspension of Granting of Mineral Exploration Licenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402524_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402524_text Global Legal Monitor: Mongolia: Provisions on Ninja Mining http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402438_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402438_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Cabinet Action on Ownership of Alluvial Diamond Mines http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402418_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402418_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the: Mining Banned in Three Provinces http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402237_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402237_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Mine Ownership Proposal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402002_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema. On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402002_text Global Legal Monitor: Mongolia: Issuance of Mining Licenses Temporarily Suspended Pending Adoption of New Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401982_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema. On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted It was reported on May 10, 2010, that Mongolia's National Security Council had the previous week partially amended President Ts. Elbegdorj's April 20, 2010, order temporarily suspending all transactions involving mining licenses. Although new licenses still... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401982_text Global Legal Monitor: Ireland: New Law to Promote Safety in Offshore Drilling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401940_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema. On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted It was reported on May 10, 2010, that Mongolia's National Security Council had the previous week partially amended President Ts. Elbegdorj's April 20, 2010, order temporarily suspending all transactions involving mining licenses. Although new licenses still Ireland's Parliament (the Oireachtas) has recently enacted a new Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act, Act 4/2010 (Ir.). The Act has not yet been published in the Irish Statute Book (it would have been available through... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401940_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of 2008 to Be Implemented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401827_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema. On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted It was reported on May 10, 2010, that Mongolia's National Security Council had the previous week partially amended President Ts. Elbegdorj's April 20, 2010, order temporarily suspending all transactions involving mining licenses. Although new licenses still Ireland's Parliament (the Oireachtas) has recently enacted a new Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act, Act 4/2010 (Ir.). The Act has not yet been published in the Irish Statute Book (it would have been available through It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401827_text Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: New Draft Mining Law to Increase Government Revenues, Decrease Child Recruitment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401378_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema. On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted It was reported on May 10, 2010, that Mongolia's National Security Council had the previous week partially amended President Ts. Elbegdorj's April 20, 2010, order temporarily suspending all transactions involving mining licenses. Although new licenses still Ireland's Parliament (the Oireachtas) has recently enacted a new Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act, Act 4/2010 (Ir.). The Act has not yet been published in the Irish Statute Book (it would have been available through It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on June 18, 2009, that a draft mining law seeking to increase government revenue from mining activities and to regulate the involvement of children in mining will soon be introduced in Sierre Leone's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401378_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: New Bill Regulating Bauxite Draws Criticism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540858_text Mining - On September 5, 2012, the French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, created a working group to elaborate an in-depth reform of the French Mining Code. This working group, which consisted of elected officials, jurists, representatives from non-government On October 15, 2013, President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi assented to enactment of the country's new Mining Code, which had been approved by Burundi's Senate on October 10. (Anapaula Trindade Marinho, Burundi: Mining Code Enacted, On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential It was reported on March 3, 2013, that Poland's Ministry of Finance had completed a draft hydrocarbon taxation proposal. The proposal sets forth tax rates for natural gas and oil extraction. It stipulates that extractive industries On April 5, 2012, Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Ministry announced plans to finalize an amendment to the country's Mines and Minerals Act. The revised provisions are intended to promote investment as well as sustainable development. On February 9, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mining Resources [ESDM] issued a regulation that will ban the export of some raw materials. (Peraturan Menteri ESDM No.07 Tahun2012 Tentang Peningkatan Nilai Tambah Mineral Melalui On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the It was reported on February 11, 2011, that the Mongolian Parliament has approved legislation on mining, initiated by the country's President, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, extending the term of application of the law on temporary suspension of new It was reported on December 10, 2010, that Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has been instructed to implement the government's order to regulate artisanal or "ninja" mining. Ninja mining is wildcat or unauthorized small-scale On December 7, 2010, Zimbabwe's Cabinet announced unanimous agreement that the country should be the owner of all of the alluvial diamond mining businesses within its borders. (Sydney Kawadza, New Rules on Diamonds, THE On September 11, 2010, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ordered that mining be suspended in three provinces in the eastern part of the country, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Maniema. On May 19, 2010, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, an umbrella organization of companies involved in the mining industry, proposed a much more moderate rule on local ownership of mines than had previously been adopted It was reported on May 10, 2010, that Mongolia's National Security Council had the previous week partially amended President Ts. Elbegdorj's April 20, 2010, order temporarily suspending all transactions involving mining licenses. Although new licenses still Ireland's Parliament (the Oireachtas) has recently enacted a new Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act, Act 4/2010 (Ir.). The Act has not yet been published in the Irish Statute Book (it would have been available through It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on June 18, 2009, that a draft mining law seeking to increase government revenue from mining activities and to regulate the involvement of children in mining will soon be introduced in Sierre Leone's It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540858_text