Geneva - Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee 5 - January 13 - 18, 2013

13.1.2013 - Geneva

There are currently negotiations of a new international treaty on mercury being held in Geneva. Jan Šamánek and Jindřich Petrlík from Arnika, have joined the protest against naming the treaty after the disaster in the Japanese city of Minamata. The irresponsible behaviour of the Chisso Corporation factory had then influenced health of a large number of local people and the next generations. The Japanese government has not yet to face the problem and compensate all the victims of the disaster. There has even been no proper remediation of the area.

Photo: Jindřich Petrlík, Arnika

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