Justice for the People of Bhopal
December 3rd, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal industrial disaster in India. Within two weeks of that horrific chemical leak, over 8,000 people had died. Another 12,000 have died since from gas-related diseases. Some 500,000 survivors have suffered injury and disability.
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Those who survived have faced long-term health problems, but receive little medical help. For 30 years the survivors of Bhopal have campaigned for justice, for fair compensation, health care and for Union Carbide, now owned by Dow Chemicals, to be held to account.
Amnesty International is pressing the government of India to ensure the site is cleaned up and the survivors are well supported. We are also urging the US government to ensure that the US company Dow Chemical complies with ongoing legal actions and cooperates with the Indian government to remedy the consequences of the Bhopal disaster.
Sign an action. Take part in a demonstration. Follow us on social media. Find out more.
Visit our International campaign blog for survivor testimonies and photos by award-winning photographer, Raghu Rai and be sure to sign the letter to the Honorable Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India.
Download the CAMPAIGN DIGEST: 30 Years is Too Long to Get Justice. December 2, 2014
Here is a short video of Amnesty supporters in Toronto taking action to mark the 30th anniversary of Bhopal.
TODAY! Union Carbide and Dow Chemical must face the Indian justice system and take responsibility for the 1984 disaster. Send a letter to US President Barak Obama or India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi demanding that these US companies face justce in India.
Lifesaver Action for ages 9 & up: Help the people of Bhopal. No matter your age, you can write a letter.
Seek Justice for the people of Bhopal Send an online letter now!
If you use Twitter, we encourage you to tweet one of the following messages (or write your own):
It is 30yrs since the tragic Bhopal disaster that killed over 20,000. Demand justice for #Bhopal30. http://bit.ly/1CGkbc9 #w4r14
Tell #India govt to clean up #Bhopal30 & ensure companies are held accountable. http://bit.ly/1CGkbc9 #w4r14
@NarendraModi, we want #Justice4Bhopal survivors. #Bhopal30 #w4r14
@BarackObama, hold Union Carbide accountable for #Bhopal30 #w4r14 #WhereArtDOW?
Dow Shareholders must be held accountable. December 3,2014
New poll shows support for bringing Dow Chemical to justice in India. December 1, 2014
India: Victory for Gas Leak Survivors. November 14, 2014.
Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing over Bhopal disaster. November 12, 2014.
Hollywood takes on corporate giants over Bhopal gas disaster. November 7, 2014.
Bhopal court has issued new summons on Dow Chemical. August 4, 2014.
(Past) Bhopal Rally and March. Saturday Nov 29th in Toronto.
“Clouds of Injustice: Bhopal disaster 20 years on”, Amnesty International report. November 2004
The Bhopal tragedy: 30 years of injustice for victims and survivors: Amnesty International written statement to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (3 – 28 March 2014)
“Injustice incorporated: Corporate abuses and the human right to remedy”, Amnesty International book (containing a case study about Bhopal). March 2014