(January 29, 2004) In a split 3-2 judgment, a judicial committee of the council ruled that the environmental impact assessment done by regulatory authorities in Belize was sufficient to support construction of the dam.
(January 29, 2004) Not even the most protracted and determined paper chase could have got
at the true facts" about Chalillo. Lord Walker, Privy Council decision,
(January 27, 2004) The UK’s historic Privy Council is hearing a challenge to the
construction of the 50-metre-high Chalillo dam in Belize, in central
America. Science correspondent David Shukman has been to see the work
(December 7, 2003) Last week, five appeal judges in London did not find in favour of
environmental campaigners. They have reserved judgment and say that
their decision is unlikely until some time next year.
(December 5, 2003) Lawsuit exposes concealment of key safety information by Belize government and Canadian company.
(December 3, 2003) A dam in Belize backed by a Canadian company is fundamental to the country’s economic development, Belize’s attorney general said Wednesday as he warned of dire consequences if the project is delayed by Britain’s Privy Council.
(December 3, 2003) The British Privy Council begins a hearing that will determine the future of a Canadian-backed dam in Belize, which its opponents say will damage the country’s sensitive environment and destroy Mayan archeological sites.
(December 3, 2003) The UK’s historic Privy Council is to hear a challenge to the construction of a dam in Belize, in central America.
(December 3, 2003) Belize’s prime minister on Wednesday defended a dam-building scheme
that environmentalists say would destroy one of the largest undisturbed
wildernesses in Central America.
(December 2, 2003) This is the first environmental case in the long history of the Privy Council, which
still serves as the final court of appeal for Belize and commonwealth countries.
(December 2, 2003) UK Privy Council hears a challenge by Belizean environmentalists to their government’s environmental approval of the project.
(December 2, 2003) Ottawa agency complicit in Belize plan that will endanger local people and environment, writes Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
(November 29, 2003) It is believed to be the
first time an environmental issue has come before the Privy Council in
an almost 500-year history.
(November 28, 2003) BACONGO charges reckless endangerment.
(November 24, 2003) The highest court in the Commonwealth will hear the case brought by environmental groups and business owners against the Belize government’s approval of the Chalillo dam.