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