Corporate Responsibility Under the Alien Tort Statute

Corporate Responsibility Under the Alien Tort Statute

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The Alien Tort Statute (also referred to as the Alien Tort Claims Act) is a US statute that provides a cause of action for violations of international law. While originally used against former dictators and military officials who fled to the U.S. after the respective governments in their home countries have been removed, human rights activists are now targeting transnational corporations or multinational enterprises for human rights violations in connection with their investments made outside the United States. This book examines and analyzes corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute.Thus, the question as to how to identify a proper and distinct group within the definition of genocide constituted one key issue in the ... Akayesu judgment addressed the problem with a mixed objective-subjective test and was able to identify an ethnic group under the ... 42 In fact, for outsiders, outbursts of violence in Rwanda is extra-ordinarily puzzling since both groups, Hutus and Tutsis, share the sameanbsp;...

Title:Corporate Responsibility Under the Alien Tort Statute
Author: Michael Koebele
Publisher:Martinus Nijhoff Publishers - 2009

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