यूनिवर्सिटी नेटवर्क फार ह्यूमन राइट्स की डूब प्रभावितों के लिए रिपोर्ट, बांध के गेट न खोलने और अन्य पक्षों पर कड़ा रुख. सरकारी अत्याचार और गंभीर उल्लंघन का आरोप.

Indian media coverage of our report, “Waiting for the Flood: The Human Rights Impacts of India’s Sardar Sarovar Dam on Adivasi Communities along the Narmada River” [in Hindi]

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Ruhan Nagra
St. John School Board panel suggests study on moving students from school near chemical plant

“[School Board Executive Committee member Albert ‘Ali’] Burl said the School Board wants to move ‘very cautiously’ with the information it has now, but he added that protests by environmentalists at Fifth Ward on the first day of school this month, as well as a recent study from the University Network for Human Rights, brought the issue back to the board’s attention.”

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Ruhan Nagra
High cancer risk plagues Louisiana town near chemical plants

CBS Evening News coverage of University Network for Human Rights report, “‘Waiting to Die:’ Toxic Emissions and Disease Near the Louisiana Denka/DuPont Plant.” The report contains new evidence of unusually high rates of cancer and other illness among residents living near the Denka neoprene plant in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

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New Evidence of Unusually High Rates of Cancer and Other Illness in Louisiana Community Next to Denka/DuPont Neoprene Plant

PRESS RELEASE (Reserve, Louisiana, July 24, 2019): The University Network for Human Rights released “‘Waiting to Die:’ Toxic Emissions and Disease Near the Louisiana Denka/DuPont Plant today. The report details the results of a household health study conducted in March 2018 in the area within 2.5 kilometers of the Denka/DuPont neoprene plant in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

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Louisiana's Cancer Alley Residents Take the Fight for Environmental Justice on the Road

Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana recently took their fight for environmental justice to Washington, D.C., while residents of St. John Parish took their fight to Japan. Robert Taylor and Lydia Gerard confronted Denka officials at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, met privately with Denka shareholders, spoke to Japanese media, and told their stories at a public event in Tokyo.

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Ruhan Nagra
Louisiana Activists to Chemical Plant: 'Stop Poisoning Black People'

In Colorlines: Concerned Citizens of St. John Parish founding members Robert Taylor and Lydia Gerard traveled to Japan with the University Network for Human Rights. Mr. Taylor and Ms. Gerard confronted Denka officials at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, met privately with Denka shareholders, spoke to Japanese media, and told their stories at a public event in Tokyo.

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Residents of America's Cancer Town confront chemical plant owner in Japan

Excellent reporting in The Guardian on Concerned Citizens of St. John Parish/University Network for Human Rights trip to Japan. Concerned Citizens founding members Robert Taylor and Lydia Gerard confronted Denka officials at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, met privately with Denka shareholders, spoke to Japanese media, and told their stories at a public event in Tokyo.

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米子会社工場で「高い発がん率」

Two members of the Concerned Citizens community organizing group traveled to Japan with the University Network to speak directly to Denka officials and shareholders about Denka’s neoprene plant in Louisiana. The Concerned Citizens’ struggle against toxic air emissions was covered in Japan for the first time by Kyodo News (Japan AP). A number of outlets picked up the story, including the Okinawa Times, Chunichi, and Kyoto-NP. [In Japanese]

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Ruhan Nagra
US: End Military Support to Saudi/UAE-Led Coalition in Yemen

Yemen-based Mwatana for Human Rights, US-based University Network for Human Rights, and PAX urge the US Senate to pass Senate Joint Resolution 7, which seeks to end the involvement of US armed forces in the Saudi/UAE-led Coalition’s military campaign against the Houthis in Yemen. The Senate is set to vote on the resolution today.

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Ruhan Nagra