The Alien Tort Claims Act
of 1789 permits suit for any tort 'committed in violation of the law of nations'.
MICHAEL SCHARF: Now Tim Webster, you teach human rights law; you teach the Alien Tort Claims Act
Carter, "Amending the Alien Tort Claims Act
: Protecting Human Rights or Closing Off Corporate Accountability?," Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 38 (2006-2007) 639.
The 18th-century Alien Tort Claims Act
allows non-US citizens to take legal action in the US concerning "violation[s] of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States".
Law, in THE ALIEN TORT CLAIMS ACT
: AN ANALYTIC ANTHOLOGY 3, 3-5
They filed their case under the Alien Tort Claims Act
, a longstanding statute that enables people outside of the United States to file suit in U.S.
Joel Slawotsky, Liability for Defective Chinese Products Under the Alien Tort Claims Act
, 7 WASH.
The lawsuit against Talisman was made possible because of a unique American statute known as the Alien Tort Claims Act
. Similar to my proposed Bill C-492, the Alien Tort Claims Act
provides that non-citizens can bring a civil action in U.S.
Responses to such risks include CSR initiatives designed to avoid divestment campaigns, boycotts, hostile shareholder resolutions, attacks on corporate property, campaigns to have the company delisted from stock exchanges, sanctions laws, and lawsuits under the Alien Tort Claims Act
. Indeed, concerns regarding the roles and responsibilities of extractive sector companies operating in foreign nations, and associated potential liabilities under the Alien Tort Claims Act
, led to the creation of the Voluntary Principles, which have since become the standard for industry behavior related to the nexus of security and human rights.
federal laws: the 1789 Alien Tort Claims Act
(ATCA) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Sometimes called the Pirate Law, the Alien Tort Claims Act
(ATCA)--which allows non-U.S.
(33) It is not possible to address the full range of legal responses here, and so only three will be briefly reviewed: 1) possible actions against the United States under the Alien Tort Claims Act
; 2) forcing the EPA to regulate GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act; and 3) suing potentially responsible parties under tort theories.