Sanctions Against Non-State Actors for Violations of International Law

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Jordan J. Paust

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This essay addresses the availability of sanctions against non-state actors for violations of international law, including criminal and civil sanctions. Non-state actor liability under treaty-based and customary international law is also documented in part, including duties of companies and corporations. There is also attention to the U.S. Antiterrorism Act, the ATCA (or ATS), and the TVPA as relevant statutory bases for sanctions.

Keywords: aircraft, Antiterrorism Act, ATCA, bin Laden, civil, complicity, corporation, crime against humanity, criminal, human right, ICCPR, lawsuit, liability, non-state, private actor, sanction, terrorism, terrorist, TVPA, universal

Suggested Citation

Paust, Jordan J., Sanctions Against Non-State Actors for Violations of International Law (2002). 8 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 417 (2002), U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-21, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2446633

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