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25 Feb 2014

Amnesty International

The Bhopal tragedy: 30 years of injustice for victims and survivors : Amnesty International written statement to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (3 – 28 March 2014)

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters: the toxic gas leak on 2 December 1984 from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) factory in Bhopal, India. However, the negative consequences of the disaster have never been properly remedied and continue to undermine human rights...Amnesty International urges the UN Human Rights Council, its expert mechanisms, its Members and observer states to draw attention to the ongoing negative human rights impacts of the Bhopal disaster…Amnesty International urges the Government of India to initiate an authoritative assessment and clean-up of the environmental contamination at the site and to support efforts of victims and survivors to secure justice.

Part of the following timelines

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in India)

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in the US)