Supreme Court Case Tests US Leadership in Human Rights
Supreme Court Case Tests U.S. Leadership in Human Rights, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, October 1, 2012.
3 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2012 Last revised: 26 Nov 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2012
Today the Supreme Court will assess whether US courts can hear lawsuits that pertain to events outside the country. If the justices eventually decide 'no', an important avenue for redress will be closed to foreign victims of human-rights abuses – and America’s beacon will shine less brightly.
Keywords: Extraterritorial jurisdiction, Alien Tort Statute, Corporate groups, Multinational firms, Corporate veil, European Union, Corporate crime, National sovereignty, Human rights
JEL Classification: F23, F40, H73, K2, L22, O19, P50
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