Bhopal gas victims, govt call truce [India]

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10 May 2017

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

Author: Press Trust of 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

 

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25 July 2016

India: Letter to Dow/Dupont boards ahead of stockholder meeting

Author: Tim Edwards, International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

I am writing on behalf of The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, a coalition of Bhopal survivor organisations, international volunteers and environmental, social justice and human rights groups committed to achieving complete justice for people impacted by the world’s largest industrial disaster, along with those affected by ongoing contamination of their environment due to toxic waste abandoned by Union Carbide in Bhopal, concerning a number of inadequate and/or misleading disclosures within the companies’ joint merger proxy (the “Proxy”). We hope that, in bringing these deficiencies and outright omissions to your attention, the Boards of Directors will avoid the need for shareholders to seek judicial intervention, instead remedying the disclosure violations in the proxy by providing Dow and DuPont shareholders the necessary and required disclosures prior to their voting with shares at the Companies’ July 20, 2016 special meetings.

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25 July 2016

India: Sabotage led to Bhopal gas tragedy: Former plant manager of UCIL

Author: Amarjeet Singh, Times News Network

Gas tragedy that killed thousands was sabotage, claimed the counsel of then production manager of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) SP Chouhdary, during the hearing at Bhopal district court...Roy alleged before court that...tragedy was sabotage and design defect theory that the fault in design led to the incident is not based on investigations...saying that the investigations were malafide, mischevious motivated and fraudulent and in the whole process they have played a false on the victims who have died. Actual criminals should be brought before the court. Truth must come out.

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8 August 2008

Bhopal celebrates historic victory after 172 day campaign

Author: International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

Bhopal survivor organisations today celebrated victory after the Government of India announced that it will set up an Empowered Commission on Bhopal, and take legal action on the civil and criminal liabilities of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical…. Survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster and people affected by water contamination near Union Carbide's factory Bhopal have been on strike in New Delhi for the last 130 days…. The organizations expressed satisfaction that in response to their demands the government will now appoint a senior lawyer to argue the case for compensation from Dow Chemical for environmental and consequent health damages.

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8 August 2008

Bhopal gas victims, govt call truce [India]

Author: Business Standard [India]

The Centre today reached an agreement with those protesting for medical relief for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims and environmental recovery of the site of the Union Carbide plant from where the gas leak had occurred in 1984. The organisations representing the victims…announced that they would call off their three-month-old agitation… This was after the government agreed to form an autonomous commission to take care of medical, social and environmental grievances of the victims as well as the contamination of ground water…at the site. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers…will…announce the government’s willingness to continue to demand the compensation amount from the company. Dow has been refusing to accept responsibility.

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8 August 2008

Historic statement by the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Author: International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

[Text of statement made by the Honourable Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Steel on 8th August, 2008 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi before the representatives of Bhopal Gas Victims]

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"alliance de 180 entreprises multinationales destinée à soutenir leur engagement contre l'épidémie du SIDA"

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