Panama’s Top Court Declares First Quantum Mining Contract Unconstitutional


Panama’s highest court declares the mining contract of Canadian miner First Quantum unconstitutional amid public protests.


The Supreme Court of Panama has declared the contract of Canadian miner First Quantum to operate a valuable copper mine in Panama as unconstitutional.

Legal Challenges and Protests

The ruling made public on Tuesday revealed that the new contract, approved in October, faced legal challenges and public protests, leading to the accumulation of court cases against the company.


The news was reported by Elida Moreno, with additional reporting from Valentine Hilaire and Natalia Siniawski.