Unsettling truths, untold tales: the Bhopal gas disaster victims twenty years of courtroom struggles for justice

The Bhopal gas leak disaster symbolises the failure of the legal system in general and the failure of the system to respond to the disaster in particular. The twenty years of engagement with the law and the justice system holds many lessons for the future. It is time for introspection and assessment. Law may not have all the answers to the problems that Bhopals generate, but it has the potential to do harm. Also, law is used by the State and the corporation/industry in a variety of ways that actually result in negation of justice to those within their control.