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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kirshner, Jodie A., Supreme Court Case Tests US Leadership in Human Rights (October 1, 2012). Supreme Court Case Tests U.S. Leadership in Human Rights, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, October 1, 2012. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2165781 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2165781

Jodie A. Kirshner (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge ( email )

Cambridge, CB3 0DS
United Kingdom

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