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30 Jun 2004

Author:
Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service

Supreme Court: Foreign Victims of Abuse May Sue in US

[T]he U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a 215-year-old anti-piracy law can continue to be used by foreign victims of serious human rights abuses access to U.S. courts for redress...[The Court] rejected arguments by the [Bush] administration and multinational corporations that the law should not provide victims of serious abuses with the right to sue for damages in U.S. courts.

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