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[PDF] Universal Periodic Review – United States of America Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

EarthRights International (ERI) makes this submission for the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America, focusing on the United States’ participation in U.S. civil lawsuits raising international human rights claims over the past four years. Founded in 1995, ERI is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to the protection of human rights and the environment...Our legal program focuses primarily on cases against corporations who are responsible for human rights abuses, frequently litigated in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS)…ERI has served as counsel in five ATS lawsuits against multinational corporations, and has submitted amicus curiae briefs in at least a dozen similar cases.

Part of the following stories

Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Occidental lawsuit (re Colombia)

Rio Tinto lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

EarthRights Intl. submits two reports to UN: coalition report on US corporate accountability & EarthRights Intl. report on human rights litigation