June 7, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 7, 2010, an Indian court convicted seven former employees of US chemical producer Union Carbide on charges relating to the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster. The seven men were convicted of "death by negligence" and each sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $2,100 in ...[read more]
May 11, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday dismissed a government petition to impose harsher sentences on those convicted for their role in the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster. Seven former employees of US chemical producer Union Carbide were convicted in June on charges of "death by negligence" ...[read more]
November 19, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
The Indian government announced Thursday that it has authorized additional compensation for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster. The new package includes USD $15.8 million, adding to the original disbursement in June of USD $148 million. The compensation was approved after the ...[read more]
August 31, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Indian Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will reconsider a 1996 ruling allowing former employees of US chemical producer Union Carbide accused in relation to the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster to be charged with negligence instead of culpable homicide. Seven men were convicted in ...[read more]
July 12, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Indian Environmental Minister Jairam Ramesh apologized Saturday for the government's role in the 2008 disposal of toxic waste from the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster, which he said was done secretly and in an improper manner. Bhopal victims groups and citizens living near the town of ...[read more]
June 21, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A panel of Indian Cabinet ministers on Monday recommended that the government consider increasing compensation for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster. The panel also indicated it will seek extradition of Warren Anderson, the former chairman of US chemical producer Union ...[read more]
June 7, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
An Indian court on Monday convicted seven former employees of US chemical producer Union Carbide on charges relating to the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster. The seven men were convicted of death by negligence and sentenced to two years in prison each and ordered to pay USD $2,100. A... ...[read more]
April 8, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 8, 1985, the government of India filed a lawsuit against the Union Carbide Corporation for the Bhopal industrial disaster in which forty-two tons of methyl isocyanate gas was released from the pesticide plant of a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. The disaster ...[read more]
November 4, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday reinstated a water pollution lawsuit brought by survivors of the Bhopal disaster against US chemical producer Union Carbide. The litigation in the case, Sahu v. Union Carbide, concerns water pollution and groundwater contamination resulting ...[read more]
July 16, 2006
by Brett Murphy
L.K. Advani, leader of India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said in a speech Sunday in Bhopal that the July 11 Mumbai train bombings were a fallout of repealing the country's Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), set aside by the now-ruling United Progressive Allianc... ...[read more]

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