Asia Cement : Taroko residents win lawsuit against Asia Cement's mining extension
The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday (
This decision upheld an appeal from
ACC's original 20-year right to operate the cement mine expired on
Indigenous residents near the mine filed a petition against the extension of the mining rights. However, the
The residents responded by filing a lawsuit against the MOEA and ACC. The court ruled for the residents on the grounds that ACC violated Article 21 of the Indigenous Peoples Basic Law.
ACC should have consulted with the indigenous people living near the mine or gained their agreement, the court found. Furthermore, MOEA failed to require that ACC correct this violation.
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