The Alien Tort Claims Act
, also known as Alien Tort Statute (ATS), is a US federal law first adopted in 1789 that gives the federal courts jurisdiction to hear lawsuits filed by US residents for acts committed in violation of international law outside the US.
Steinhardt, Federal Jurisdiction over International Human Rights Claims: The Alien Tort Claims Act
After Filartiga v.
The Quinnipiac University law professor said the legitimacy of the Alien Tort Claims Act
is currently being challenged in the case of Kiobel v.
Activists, lawyers, legislators pressure globe-trotting firms with Alien Tort Claims Act
to protect enforce international law - but that could end
Many of the corporate-related cases seeking to employ the Alien Tort Claims Act
have failed to overcome procedural stumbling blocks and the massive legal resources that multinational corporations can deploy in such cases.
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
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.
law allows foreigners to sue other foreigners violating the Alien Tort Claims Act
and the Torture Victim Protection Act.
One possible course of action is a claim brought under the Alien Tort Claims Act
Hoffman emphasizes the importance of the legacy of Nuremberg in preventing impunity in litigation brought under the Alien Tort Claims Act
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a 2001 district court ruling that dismissed the case filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act