More than 300 activists joined Amnesty International and Bhopali survivor-activist, Sanjay Verma in NYC to demand justice in Bhopal.
Amnesty International reiterates its call to the #UN Human Rights Council and relevant UN Special Procedures – particularly the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, the Working Group on business and human rights, and Special Rapporteurs on the right to health, safe drinking water and sanitation, and extreme poverty – to obtain effective remedy for those affected by the ongoing disaster. We urge the UN to break its silence on Bhopal and issue a public call for tangible action by stakeholders and to send representatives to Bhopal to investigate the situation of affected communities. We also ask that the UN support Amnesty International’s recommendations to the Government of India, Madhya Pradesh and the United States. Read Amnesty International’s full statement here. Above photo by Giles Clarke.