Justice In Bhopal: The World's Forgotten Industrial Disaster

(29 October 2007)

It all began as a very informal gathering, not that it strayed much from being that. The classroom we had for a venue was certainly cosy.

Aanya welcomes everyone and gives us the low-down on why we are all here.

Unfortunately, we were short of a projector, so we just watched a short video on the screen of somebody's laptop computer.

After our short video, Emily introduces us to our guest speakers.

Brian gives us an interesting perspective while Aquene looks on - Brian was once a lawyer who worked for a firm who defended Union Carbide (the company that buggered up Bhopal), then he became an anthropologist.

A small crowd to be sure, but it isn't all about quantity (although more people would've been nice), quality is also important.

Our little information session quickly became a chat and brainstorm session on what we could do.

Among the crowd was Sandeep, one of two human rights advocates who showed up. (from the Columbia University's Centre for the Study of Human Rights' advocates program)

The brainstorming was helpful and we seemed to walk away with some concrete objectives and tasks which had a good chance of actually having some effect.