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New Report Examines Evolution and Future of Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

EarthRights International (ERI) today released a new report, “Out of Bounds: Accountability for Corporate Human Rights Abuse After Kiobel,” which examines accountability for human rights abuses in U.S. courts. Focusing on the history, jurisprudence and politics of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the report explains how this 200-year-old law became a critical tool in the area of business and human rights – and how a recent decision by the corporate-friendly Supreme Court may shield some multinational corporations from liability and deny justice to their victims. [Refers to Shell, Unocal (part of Chevron).]

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EarthRights International releases new report examining evolution & future of human rights litigation in US courts

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