The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) is a coalition of organisations, non-profit groups and individuals led by five Bhopal survivor organisations working in close alliance with others.
Our aim is to achieve justice and a life of dignity for the survivors of the Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal, which includes all affected by the gas leak of 1984 and the subsequent soil and water contamination and children who are born damaged as a result of their parents’ exposure. Beyond this we seeks to help, support and share knowledge and resources with communities all over the world that are similarly impacted by chemical contamination and irresponsible development.
The ICJB brings pressure on Union Carbide and its owner the Dow Chemical Company and the US and Indian governments to ensure adequate healthcare, a safe environment and proper rehabilitation for the survivors of the disaster and their children. Exemplary punishment of the Corporation and guilty officials is one of our key demands, in order to set a precedent and strong deterrent to other multinational-corporations, their executives and supporters in government.
1. The Precautionary Principle.
When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, it must be avoided unless the proponent can prove that it is not harmful.
2. The Polluter Pays Principle.
Those who pollute the environment and endangering people’s health are responsible for cleaning up the pollution and remedying the ill-health they cause.
3. The Right to Know.
People should have easy access to information about potential or current threats to the quality of the environment and their lives.
4. International Liability.
CEOs and Corporations should not be allowed to abscond from legal proceedings brought against them in other nations.
5. Environmental Justice.
Poor, indigenous communities should not be targeted with polluting facilities, dangerous technologies and other threats to their health and community.
BHOPAL SURVIVORS’ ORGANISATIONS
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
Syed M Irfan, Mobile: 9329026319
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan
Abdul Jabbar, Mobile: 9406511720
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh Mob.
Rashida Bee, Champa Devi Shukla, Mobile: 9425688215
Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Sangharsh Morcha
Balkrishna Namdeo, Mobile 9826345423
Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti
ND Jayaprakash, Mobile: 09968014630
Bhopal ki Awaaz
Shahid Noor, Mobile: 9826182226
Children Against Dow-Carbide
Safreen Khan, Mobile: 9826994797
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
Rachna Dhingra, Satinath Sarangi Mobile: 9826167369
INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS & SUPPORTERS
Association for India’s Development, USA
Bhopal Information Network, Japan
Bhopal Medical Appeal, UK
PANNA (Pesticide Action Network USA)
JOINING OR SUPPORTING THE ICJB
For more information about our work, or if you would like your organisation to be affiliated with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, please contact us.
Any contribution that you or your organisation makes to the campaign is very welcome. Talk to us about ways in which you would like to be involved.
THE BHOPAL.NETWORK WEBSITES
The Bhopal network of sites is run by volunteers working with the Bhopal survivors. Materials published in our sites cannot be assumed to be endorsed or approved by other members of the ICJB.
We welcome the participation of volunteer editors and people willing to submit news, opinions, articles, art, music, films, photographs, features and gossip related to Bhopal and related issues. We are particularly keen to have contributions in Hindi, Urdu and other Indian languages. Get in touch, if you’d like to help.
FUNDRAISING FOR THE CAMPAIGN
We are putting together a fundraising site full of ideas for ways in which individuals, schools and organisations can help raise funds to support the campaign. Some good ideas for student fundraisers can be found here.
MAKING A DONATION
Rupee donations by cheque may be made out to “The Other Media” and posted to our Bhopal office:
Rachna Dhingra, C/o ICJB, 44 Sant Kanwar Ram Nagar, Berasia Road, Bhopal, MP 462001. When sending a cheque please do email us so that we can confirm that we have received your donation and thank you.
Please call Rachna on +91 9826167369 if you would like to discuss ways in which you can support us.