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20 Apr 2015

EarthRights International

EarthRights Intl. expresses dismay at US Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeal in Alien Tort lawsuit against Chiquita

"Supreme Court Allows U.S. Corporation to Finance Terrorism Without Accountability" 20 Apr 2015

The United States Supreme Court announced today that it will not hear Cardona v. Chiquita Brands International, a lawsuit on behalf of victims of terrorism and crimes against humanity in Colombia. This landmark case could have decided whether U.S. courts can hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses they commit abroad under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS)…By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court has created yet another obstacle in the path of victims seeking remedies for abusive corporate actions abroad, and allows a U.S. corporation to get away with financing terrorism without accountability to its victims in U.S. courts.