India: 30 years after the Bhopal disaster, ongoing environmental contamination must be addressed in India: Amnesty International oral statement to the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the tragedy in Bhopal, India. The disaster has had major long-term and severe inter-generational negative effects on the enjoyment of human rights of the members of the local population. It is a case study for so far unsuccessful attempts to obtain effective remedies for a gross corporate abuse of human rights. In this statement, Amnesty International urges the UN Human Rights Council, its members, observers and Special Procedures to draw attention to the ongoing human rights impacts of the Bhopal disaster.