The Bhopal Disaster. SOAS LEDC’s Tenth Annual Public Evening Seminar Series (2016-2017)

Bodies lining up outside the morgue. Photo: Jaimini from Bhopal

Screening of Bhopali and Panel Discussion with Salil Tripathi & Tim Edward. All welcome.

Join us for the documentary ‘Bhopali’ which highlights the fight for justice and corporate responsibility, followed by a panel discussion with Salil Tripathi & Tim Edwards.

Tim Edwards cycled to Bhopal in 1999, and has advocated for Bhopal survivors ever since.  He’s a spokesman for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, a coalition of Bhopal survivor groups.  He is also a trustee of the Bhopal Medical Appeal, which funds two clinics in Bhopal offering first class healthcare to anyone affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster.

Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues at the Institute for Human Rights & Business has long standing experience in advancing the business and human rights agenda. As a researcher at Amnesty International (1999‑2005) he participated in negotiations that created the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and represented Amnesty in the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights process from its inception until 2008. As senior policy advisor at International Alert (2006-2008) he played a key role in the process that developed the Red Flags initiative. He sits on the External Citizenship Advisory Panel of Exxon. He is author of three works of non-fiction and chairs PEN International’s Writers-in-Prison Committee.

Friday 2 December 2016, 5:00-7:00 pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre

Law, Environment and Development Centre at SOAS (School of African and Oriental Studies), London

Girl with candle Bhopal

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