Tag Archives: human rights

New York Class Action Appeal Controversially Dismissed

On June 27th 2013 the U.S. Second Circuit Appeals Court affirmed a District Court order granting summary judgment to Union Carbide Corporation in the  civil action Sahu v. UCC, which began in 2004.   The action sought relief and medical monitoring for the ongoing contamination in Bhopal caused by the indiscriminate dumping of toxic waste, in […]

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Alex’s Book- ‘Bhopal: Second Disaster’

Italian documentary photographer Alex Masi has released a new book titled ‘Bhopal: Second Disaster,’ which is forwarded by Animal’s People’s author Indra Sinha. Alex Masi has visited Bhopal multiple times over the last few years. He has devoted his attention to exposing man-made injustice, focusing mainly on children: their living conditions, their health and their […]

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London 2012 Sustainability Commissioner quits over Dow sponsorship

Meredith Alexander, Sustainability Commissioner and Ethics Adviser to Lord Coe & LOCOG, quits over Dow Chemical sponsorship: The London 2012 Olympic Games were embroiled in further controversy last night as Meredith Alexander, a Sustainability Commissioner and Ethics Adviser for the games, resigned live on the BBC’s flagship news program Newsnight. In an interview with Jeremy […]

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In the guts of a monster

Firstly, I have blatantly plagiarised the title of this blog from Eric, a beautiful spirit who is incredibly talented, intelligent and inspiring and who has just left Sambhavna to go back to high school in Pune. I would like to say he doesn’t mind, but I haven’t asked him. I can’t think of a more […]

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Human Rights in a Posthuman World

Upendra Baxi is an exciting and challenging legal scholar. Until last year he served as Professor of Law in Development at the University of Warwick. He has been the Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi (1990-1994), prior to which he held the position of Professor of Law at the same university for 23 years (1973-1996). […]

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We believe Dow 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.