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Clouds of Injustice: Bhopal Disaster 20 years on

by Amnesty International - £10.99  Amnesty International (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780862103644 | ISBN 10: 0862103649

More than 7,000 people died within a matter of days when toxic gases leaked from a chemical plant in Bhopal, India in December 1984. Since then, exposure to the toxins has resulted in the deaths of a further 15,000 people as well as chronic and debilitation illnesses for thousands of others. The plant site has not been cleaned up so toxic wastes continue to pollute the environment and groundwater. Despite determined efforts by survivors to secure justice, they have been denied adequate compensation and appropriate timely medical assistance and rehabilitation. Astonishingly, no one has been held responsible for the leak and its devastating consequences.
Clouds of Injustice looks back over the two decades since the tragedy through a human rights lens, pointing out the responsibilities of Union Carbide Corporation and the Indian government. Amnesty International is calling for an immediate clean-up of the site as well as a full remedy for the victims, which should include acknowledgement of the harm suffered, compensation, rehabilitation and for those responsible to be held to account. It is also calling for an international human rights framework that can be applied to companies directly, so that victims of human rights violations such as those suffered in Bhopal have effective access to justice.

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