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28 November 2013

How about a SLAPP for your trouble?

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, Livemint.com (India)

Strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP, is one of several retaliatory mechanisms increasingly used against defenders of human rights…The Resource Centre discusses these and other matters and provides a global situation report in its...

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18 September 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 10, Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 10th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to...

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23 July 2013

India: Court decision requires Dow Chemical to respond to Bhopal gas tragedy

Author: Amnesty Intl.

US chemical giant The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) must acknowledge its responsibility towards survivors of the devastating Bhopal industrial disaster, Amnesty International said after the company was summonsed to appear before a court in Bhopal, India....

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11 July 2013

Case profile: Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Union Carbide over leaks of poisonous gas into the community surrounding the Bhopal plant allegedly resulting in deaths, injuries, disabilities and environmental...

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1 July 2013

Bhopal gas tragedy: US court rejects case against Union Carbide [India]

Author: Shashikant Trivedi, Business Standard

Janki Bai Sahu, a survivor of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, who filed a case in a US court on behalf of herself and her family and sought damages from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), has had her appeal petition dismissed on several grounds...petition...

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25 September 2012

Ground water near Union Carbide factory is contaminated: IITR [India]

Author: Press Trust of India

The ground water around the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal continues to be contaminated...28 years after the...disaster...the Supreme Court was told...Indian Institute of Toxicology Research..., which examined the ground water, submitted a report to...

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4 July 2012

1984 gas tragedy: Bhopal to finally get rid of toxic waste [India]

Author: www.daily.bhaskar.com

In a move that would benefit lakhs of people, the government on Tuesday approved disposal of about 350 metric tonnes of toxic waste near the now-defunct Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, where a gas leak in 1984 had killed thousands of people…The disposal...

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1 July 2012

Corporate human rights accountability in India: What have we learned from Bhopal?

Author: Surya Deva, associate professor School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Twenty-seven years on, Bhopal continues to be a living example of corporate impunity for human rights violations...What lessons, if any, should India (and the global community) have learned from Bhopal? [T]he challenges posed by Bhopal: lack of clear...

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28 June 2012

Union Carbide Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Bhopal Plant [India]

Author: Bob Van Voris & Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg Businessweek

Dow Chemical...’s Union Carbide won dismissal of a lawsuit alleging polluted soil and water produced by its former chemical plant in Bhopal...U.S. District Judge...Keenan...ruled...that Union Carbide and its former chairman...weren’t liable for...

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20 April 2012

Screening of the award winning film BHOPALI [London, 4 May]

Author: Middlesex Univ., Law Department

Middlesex University Law Department and the Bhopal Medical Appeal are organising a screening of the film “Bhopali”,...prestigious...documentary about the survivors of...the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today...victims...fight for...

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