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Human Rights Compliance and Accountability for U.S. Multinational Enterprises: A Principled Step Forward after Sosa and Kiobel


Paul L. Regan


Widener University School of Law

March 7, 2012

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-11

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This article proposes a Congressional statutory solution to resolve when a multinational corporation can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute on a claim for human rights abuses arising from a corporation’s overseas business operations. Under this proposal a U.S. multinational would be directly liable for human rights violations of its overseas subsidiary where it (1) failed to ensure that its overseas subsidiary had in place a reasonably effective and functioning human rights compliance system or (2) acquired knowledge of ongoing human rights violations by its overseas subsidiary and failed to take meaningful corrective measures in a timely way.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 155

Keywords: corporations, multinational enterprises, human rights, international law, Alien Tort Statute, corporation law, corporate law

JEL Classification: K22, K33

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Date posted: March 7, 2012 ; Last revised: March 20, 2012

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Regan, Paul L., Human Rights Compliance and Accountability for U.S. Multinational Enterprises: A Principled Step Forward after Sosa and Kiobel (March 7, 2012). Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-11. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2017997

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Wilmington, DE 19803
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