Category Archives: Law

A Brief History of the Criminal Case Outstanding Against Union Carbide in Relation to the 1984 Bhopal Disaster

A Brief History of the Criminal Case Within 24 hours of the gas leak, state authorities launched criminal proceedings.1 The crime was registered under section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which concerns causing death by negligence.2 Nine individuals and three corporations were accused, of which one individual and two corporations were based […]

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History of the Criminal Case Outstanding Against Union Carbide in Relation to the 1984 Bhopal Disaster

Criminal failure and “The Chilling Effect”: a short history of the Bhopal criminal prosecutions (First Published, December 2014: Social Justice Vol. 41-1/2. Bhopal and After: The Chemical Industry as Toxic Capitalism) Union Carbide’s gassing of Bhopal was first a criminal justice issue. Crime No.1104/84 was registered, suo moto, by Hanumanganj Police Station House Officer Surinder […]

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Public Interest Litigation in the Madhya Pradesh High Court

Following adapted from ‘Injustice Incorporated. Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy’. Amnesty International, 2014. In July 2004, one of the victims’ organizations, the Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS), filed proceedings in the Madhya Pradesh High Court against a number of defendants, including the government of India, the Madhya Pradesh state government, […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.