The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal petition is now live. You can find it here: PETITION
Please sign the petition to ensure that we can, at last, get Dow Chemical in to an Indian Court.
The petition asks the US Department of Justice to do as it is legally obliged and forward a court notice to Dow that has been issued by the Bhopal courts for a hearing scheduled for the 13th July.
Criminal prosecution, of those whom investigators consider to be responsible for the 1984 gas disaster, resumed 24 years ago. None of the foreign accused have ever shown for trial. Union Carbide Corporation remains charged with several serious criminal offences, including ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’. Carbide’s owner, The Dow Chemical Company, has failed to ensure Carbide’s appearance for trial in Bhopal and has itself chosen not to appear in court to explain its inaction, despite clear knowledge of the Chief Judicial Magistrate having issued four notices requiring it to attend.
“It is neither justice nor equality when a US company can evade accountability for the deaths of thousands of people in India.”
Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International