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18 Jul 2003

Author:
Harold Hongju Koh, Professor of International Law at Yale University and former US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, in YaleGlobal

Wrong on rights

The [U.S.] government’s position [arguing against use of the Alien Tort Claims Act to bring lawsuits in U.S. courts alleging violation by companies of fundamental human rights] is wrong, unnecessary, and damaging to meaningful efforts to promote corporate responsibility in the US and respect for human rights worldwide. [refers to Unocal, BP]

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