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Pacific Rim’s dispute with El Salvador is lightning rod. First case to be webcast in World Bank court history

Thursday, August 18, 2011

\ A case involving El Salvador and Canadian mining company Pacific Rim is becoming something of a lightning rod for disputes between resource companies and national governments.\ \ Pacific Rim bills itself as an environmentally and socially responsible mining company, making it rather crucial that it not be seen as a corporate bully, pillaging El Salvador’s gold. The proceedings are also the first to be webcast in the history of the World Bank investment court, called the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.\ \ Original source: Forbes\ \ \ \