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22 Jan 2016

Anita Ramasastry, Cambridge Journals Blog (UK)

Blog: Business and Human Rights in the American legal academy

"Business and Human Rights in the American legal academy", 21 Jan 2016

... much of U.S. legal scholarship has looked inward. Many law review articles have focused on developing legal doctrines and tests for corporate complicity in lawsuits under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute (ATS).... We have come a long way from the early days of the ATS when a plethora of law review articles focused on tests for corporate complicity.  Lawyers from around the globe are now developing new models and theories of human rights litigation as well as use of a variety of non-judicial mechanisms... U.S. lawyers and scholars can benefit from engaging in comparative discourse and learning how management scholars reflect on incentives for corporate actors to embrace human rights in their business operations. Looking outward may help us to imagine and fashion new business and human rights policies and processes within the U.S...

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