Name of campaign: International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal
Lead Group(s): Bhopal gas-affected women workers’ stationery union, Bhopal gas-affected women’s and men’s front, Bhopal gas-affected destitute pensioners’ front, Children Against Dow-Carbide, The Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Support Group(s): Association for India’s Development, Bhopal Medical Appeal, Pesticide Action Network
The campaign works to hold the Dow Chemical Company accountable for the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster and its ongoing impact on communities in Bhopal, India. The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) is a coalition that is comprised of survivors of the disaster, international volunteers, and environmental, social justice and human rights groups. The Bhopal District Court summoned Dow Chemical to make its subsidiary, Union Carbide, appear in court for the criminal case. In August 2014: The government of the state of Madhya Pradesh has completed the task of providing clean water to 10,000 families through pipelines. Survivor and support organizations fought a long and arduous battle from 2006 for families who reside near the abandoned factory and had been forced to drink local groundwater contaminated with toxic chemicals. August 4th, 2014: The Bhopal District Court summoned Dow Chemical to make its subsidiary, Union Carbide, appear in court for the criminal case, in response to an application by the support organization Bhopal Group for Information and Action in 2004. From 2012 – 2014: The Bhopal Group for Information and Action obtained various sensitive documents under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Chemicals, showing the involvement of prominent persons in causing injustice in Bhopal.
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