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27 Jun 2017

Center for Constitutional Rights & International Federation for Human Rights

Brief of Amici Curiae - Center for Constitutional Rights and International Federation for Human Rights in support of neither party

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[Full text of the amici curiae brief by the Center for Constitutional Rights and International Federation for Human Rights arguing that:

1) the Alien Tort Statute ["ATS"] must be interpreted and applied in line with fundamental human rights principles;

2) general principles of law affirm the viability of the ATS to address serious human rights violations by corporations; and

3) because it applies broadly to all corporate actors, the ATS must not be interpreted in a way that preferences national security interests or the remediation of alleged terrorist acts]

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US Supreme Court rules that foreign corporations cannot be sued for human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute

NGOs & trade union urge US Supreme Court to provide access to justice to foreign victims in Arab Bank lawsuit over alleged complicity in financing terrorism

Arab Bank lawsuit (re terrorist attacks in Israel)