Category Archives: ICJB Press Releases, Statements, Letters

All press releases, statements, and open letters released by ICJB. Posts are tagged with main topic of release, such as “legal,” “medical,” or “anniversary”

On the Eve of the 35 Anniversary, Survivors’ Organizations Condemn the Continued Apathy of the Center and State Govts

Press Statement

December 02, 2019

On the eve of the 35 Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in  Bhopal, leaders of four survivors’ organizations condemned the  continued apathy of the governments at the centre and state towards medical, economic and social rehabilitation of the survivors.

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Victims of Union Carbide Contamination Demand Free Healthcare, Clean up and Compensation from Dow Chemical

Press Statement

December 01, 2019

Led by four local organizations, victims of chronic exposure to groundwater contaminated by Union Carbide’s poisonous wastes, today formed a human chain near the long abandoned pesticide factory. Demonstrating on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, the victims demanded free health care, clean-up of the contaminated lands and adequate compensation from Dow Chemical, current owner of Union Carbide. The organizations said that the MP government’s plan to build a memorial to the disaster at the factory site was but a cover-up for this ongoing crime against the environment and people.

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RTI Docs Reveal ICMR Suppressed Findings of Study That Found Birth Defects in Babies of Gas Exposed Mothers

Press Conference

28 November 2019

Addressing a press conference today, four organizations campaigning for justice on the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal charged the central and the state governments of continued collusion with Union Carbide and its current owner Dow Chemical. To support their charge, the organizations presented documents obtained under RTI on the suppression of findings of a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that could be used to substantiate the Curative Petition for additional compensation for the disaster.

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ethecon Foundation Honours Human Rights Activist Rachna Dhingra for Her Work to Bring Justice for Bhopal

ethecon Foundation for ethics and economy is a German environmental organisation. This first – and until now only – foundation that is critical of globalization and corporations. Ethecon has initiated campaigns against Monsanto, Nestlé, Blackwater and TEPCO and has contributed significantly to the construction of a self-governing children’s hospital in Fukushima, which commenced operation in 2013.

Once a year, ethecon Foundation hosts a public award show in Berlin, where they award the Blue Planet Award and the Dead Planet Award. “The Blue Planet Award honours heroic engagement for the preservation of our blue Planet and conversely the Dead Planet Award names and shames those responsible for it’s exploitation, destruction and ultimately downfall to a dead, inhospitable Globe.”

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Bhopal Gas victims stage dharna & demand that MP government stop misleading the Supreme Court in the matter of additional compensation

Press Statement

July 25, 2019

Hundreds of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster sat on a day long Dharna (sit-in) today demanding that the state government stop misleading the Supreme Court in the matter of additional compensation by downplaying the damage caused by the disaster. Led jointly by four local organizations, the survivors called upon the state government to correct the figures of deaths and extent of health damages caused by the disaster in the Curative Petition that is expected to be heard by the apex court soon.

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