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Ministers attempt to halt US human rights cases against British firms

A [UK] Government amicus brief - or legal opinion - filed in the US federal courts argues that the Alien Tort statute has too wide an application and must be neutralised because British companies are facing "large damage claims". [refers to Shell, Barclays, NatWest, Anglo American]

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Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra Shell por actividades en Nigeria

UK Govt. files amicus brief attempting to stop British companies being sued in US for alleged human rights violations committed around the world (under Alien Tort Claims Act)