Category Archives: Law

Dow Chemical

Dow Must Attend Criminal Case Hearing in Bhopal

The Dow Chemical Company must respond to court summons (show cause notice) tomorrow, Saturday 19th December, and attend the district court in Bhopal in relation to criminal charges pertaining to the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster which remain outstanding against its wholly-owned subsidiary the Union carbide Corporation (UCC). Dow has ignored three previous, consecutive criminal court […]

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Beyond Belief

Dow has been dealing with tough questions ever since the takeover of Union Carbide. However, few are aware that Union Carbide’s gassing of the Indian city of Bhopal was first a criminal justice issue, or that it remains so today. On December 3, 1984[i], less than 24 hours after the onset of the Bhopal disaster, […]

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Human Rights in a Posthuman World

Upendra Baxi is an exciting and challenging legal scholar. Until last year he served as Professor of Law in Development at the University of Warwick. He has been the Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi (1990-1994), prior to which he held the position of Professor of Law at the same university for 23 years (1973-1996). […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.