Mongolian herders protest at Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi mine

Mongolian herders protest at Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi mine

Traditional herders from Khanbogd, Mongolia, held a demonstration at the gates of the Rio-Tinto controlled Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine on Tuesday 11 January, 2022. The herders are demanding that the International Finance Corporation (the private finance arm of the...

2021 – Rising costs force renegotiation of Oyu Tolgoi

The Oyu Tolgoi mine was predicted to become a key driver of the Mongolian economy with its copper and gold production accounting for a third of Mongolia’s GDP by 2021. Instead, the Mongolian government has missed out on over US$200 million in taxes while the expansion...

2012/2013 – Herders file complaints against Oyu Tolgoi mine

In October 2012, a group of nomadic herders affected by the Oyu Tolgoi mine file a complaint to the Complaint Ombudsman Advisory (CAO) of the International Finance Corporation’s – one of the primary lenders for the mine. The complaint revolves around the...