Rajan Sharma specialises in international law and complex litigation. He became involved in the Bhopal gas victims’ quest for justice even before he graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, in 1996. Since then he has been compiling evidence for the case against the Union Carbide Corporation. As counsel for five organisations representing survivors and for seven individual victims, Sharma has argued before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking damages for environmental contamination, medical monitoring, and the clean-up of the plant, which polluted sub-surface groundwater in more than a dozen adjacent communities in Old Bhopal.
Sharma’s work on the Bhopal case is the subject of a film documentary entitled Litigating Disaster by Ilan Ziv. In addition to his work as an international lawyer, Mr Sharma is an author, political activist and one of the most provocative political and social commentators writing today. A seasoned lecturer, Mr. Sharma has been interviewed on radio and television frequently. He has appeared on BBC News World Report and Public Radio’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. Sharma is based in New York City.
Full interview with Mr Sharma here.