International Human Rights Litigation in U. S. Courts

International Human Rights Litigation in U. S. Courts

by Beth Stephens, Michael Ratner
     
 

Written by leading human rights litigators and theorists, this treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of human rights litigation in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related provisions, including jurisprudential complexities and litigation guidance. The book includes discussion of the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, and less

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Written by leading human rights litigators and theorists, this treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of human rights litigation in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related provisions, including jurisprudential complexities and litigation guidance. The book includes discussion of the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, and less common jurisdictional bases. The issues raised by suing corporations are also discussed. Separate chapters address lawsuits against the U.S. and foreign governments. A section on defenses includes analysis of topics such as immunities, forum non conveniens, and the intervention of the executive branch. The final section discusses litigation strategies.

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A manual for human rights litigators and activists, providing practical information and explaining relevant legal issues involved in suing for human rights abuses in US courts under the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, and related statutes. Offers step-by-step guidance to lawsuits in the US for human rights abuses committed in other countries, and discusses theoretical issues raised by such cases, such as jurisdictional issues, immunity, and choice of law. Includes appendices of cases and documents. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941320955
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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