The Human Rights Injunction: Equitable Remedies Under the Alien Tort Claims Act

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Sarah E. Light

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

A properly structured human rights injunction may be used judiciously to promote human rights goals without sacrificing doctrinal legitimacy. In the 1960s era of civil rights litigation in the United States, the 'civil rights injunction' was a key vehicle of structural reform. A 'human rights injunction' under the Alien Tort Statute, with certain features to ensure comity and enforceability, can serve an analogous role in the context of transnational public law litigation.

Keywords: human rights, alien tort statute, injunction, public law, international law, comity

Suggested Citation

Light, Sarah E., The Human Rights Injunction: Equitable Remedies Under the Alien Tort Claims Act (1999). Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 9, p. 653, 1999, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 328, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2125421

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