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Abu Ghraib Torture Victims May Sue U.S. Corporation, Appeals Court Rules

Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that victims of torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib prison could pursue legal claims for their abuse against private military contractors. The appeals court ruling overturned a lower court decision that had barred the survivors from suing U.S. corporations involved in the torture in U.S. courts…Today’s decision…recognized that CACI could be held liable in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) for its role in the torture…“This is an important ruling…; it affirms the vitality of human rights litigation even after the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel.” …[said Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Baher Azmy]

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