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11 April 2014 - Amnesty International's Get On The Bus Action

  • Posted on: 13 April 2014
  • By: SfB.Website
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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.

For World Water Day, ICJB asks UNEP to take action on the ongoing soil/groundwater contamination in Bhopal

  • Posted on: 23 March 2014
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On the occasion of World Water Day, the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) commends UN Water’s efforts to draw attention to the limited supply of freshwater in developing and emerging economies and its focus on “the bottom billion”. In this regard, we wish to bring to your notice the double standards of the Dow Chemical Company, which claims to be involved in global water sustainability, but refuses to clean-up the environmental pollution – and subsequent groundwater contamination – in Bhopal, India caused by the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical.

8 March 2014 - ICJB to United Nations Women: Address Violence Against Women in Ongoing Bhopal Disaster

  • Posted on: 8 March 2014
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To: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, United Nations Women


cc: Chris Whatley, Executive Director, United Nations Association-USA, New York Robert Skinner, Associate Director, The United Nations Foundation, New York

 

March 8, 2014

 

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, and in light of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which emphasize the importance of improving maternal/reproductive health, The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) wishes to draw your attention to the ongoing plight of women impacted by the Bhopal gas disaster. December 3, 2014 will mark 30 years of the Bhopal gas disaster and an extraordinary struggle for justice led by ordinary Bhopali woman. Noting that people everywhere are susceptible to the contamination of their bodies and environment by toxins, these women have called for an end to Bhopal-like disasters worldwide.

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