CAO Cases

Arne Hoel, The World Bank

Europe & Central Asia

Azerbaijan / Trans-Anatolian Pipeline-02/ Garajemirli

Complainant
The complainants are residents of Garajemirli village, Shamkir region, Azerbaijan, represented by the Oil Workers' Rights Protection Organization Public Union. The complainants have requested their identities remain confidential.
Date Filed
October 26, 2018
Concerns
Lack of adequate land compensation and consultation
Case Status
Open - Ombudsman
 

Synopsis

Project Overview 

In June 2018, MIGA issued an active US$1.1 billion guarantee covering non-shareholder loans from five lender banks to the Azerbaijani state-owned enterprise Southern Gas Corridor CSJC to finance its share of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline project (TANAP Project). The TANAP Project consists of the construction and operation of the pipeline, a part of the Southern Gas Corridor value chain, which aims to transport natural gas from the Shah Deniz Gas Field in Azerbaijan to Turkey and Europe.

 

 

Complaint 

On October 26, 2018, CAO received a complaint from 10 residents of the Garajemirli Village, Shamkir Region, Azerbaijan. The complaint raises issues of land compensation and consultation during the construction of the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX), passing through the complainants’ lands. According to MIGA, the SCPX is an associated facility of the TANAP Project. 

 

 

CAO Action

On the basis that MIGA considers the South Caucasus Pipeline to be an associated facility to TANAP, CAO found the complaint eligible for further assessment on November 19, 2018 and has begun an assessment of the complaint. 

 

 

Status

The assessment of the case is ongoing.

 

Note: A CAO assessment does not entail a judgment on the merits of complaints. Rather, the aim is to listen to people's concerns, understand the different perspectives, and determine what options are available to address the complaint through CAO's Dispute Resolution and Compliance functions.


Status as of February 7, 2019

Project information

Institution
MIGA
Project Name & Number
Trans-Anatolian Pipeline 13661
Department
Infrastructure
Company
Southern Gas Corridor (SGC)
Sector
Oil, Gas and Mining
Region
Europe & Central Asia
Country
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey
Environmental Category
A
Commitment
US$1.1 billion

Case Tracker

Ombudsman

  • Eligible: Completed
  • Assessment Period: In Process

Compliance