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10 Mai 2017

Press Trust of India

Bhopal gas tragedy: Amnesty International lobbies US on human rights issues in India

...NGO Amnesty International is lobbying with the US lawmakers to advocate for "protection of human rights defenders" in India among other countries, as also to seek "political pressure" on the American companies responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy...It also wants the top leaders of the US and India to demonstrate "the importance of making the respect and protection of human rights an integral part of a just society". In its latest quarterly lobbying disclosure report filed with the US Senate last week, Amnesty International has listed "protection of human rights defenders" in India and several other countries among the "specific lobbying issues" for the quarter ended 31 March...Asked about the points of advocacy regarding this, Amnesty International India's Executive Director Aakar Patel said...We have worked with Indian authorities and US authorities to try to ensure that Dow Chemicals responds to the many official summons of the Bhopal court hearing this issue


Part of the following timelines

Amnesty Intl. seeks investigation by US securities regulators of Dow attempts to seek indemnity in India for Bhopal liabilities

Bhopal gas victims, govt call truce [India]

Amnesty International Demands Dow-Union Carbide Appear in Court - Activists join nations around the world to demand justice for Bhopal victims

India: US court rejects case against Union Carbide - petition was over pollution of soil and groundwater from Bhopal gas tragedy

India: 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy - victims still await justice

India: Survivors & victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy continue to await justice & fair compensation