Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South
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Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South

Edited by Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

This comprehensive Research Handbook offers an innovative analysis of environmental law in the global South and contributes to an important reassessment of some of its major underlying concepts. The Research Handbook discusses areas rarely prioritized in environmental law, such as land rights, and underlines how these intersect with issues including poverty, livelihoods and the use of natural resources, challenging familiar narratives around development and sustainability in this context and providing new insights into environmental justice.
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Chapter 7: The Bhopal case: retrospect and prospect

Usha Ramanathan


This chapter provides an analytical narrative of how the Indian State, law and the judiciary responded to one of the world’s worst industrial disasters that happened in India in December 1984 – the Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster. It highlights various key stages of the still continuing long legal journey for justice for the victims – people and the environment. This chapter further touches upon key legal changes prompted by the Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster, particularly developments in environmental law in India. It also highlights that legal developments in this regard have by and large diluted the possibility of strong legal actions against companies and people responsible for their management in the context of industrial disasters, even in cases such as the Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster where derelictions of duty can be unearthed.

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