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USA: Core Principles of Alien Tort Claims Act Upheld - Foreign Victims of Human Rights Abuses Preserve Access to US Courts

[T]he Court has recognized that ATCA still allows suits for violations of international norms that are "specific, universal, and obligatory." Amnesty International believes that violations such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, extrajudicial execution, prolonged arbitrary detention and slavery-like conditions meet the Court's standard...[A] growing number of cases have focused on the role of multinational companies in violations of international human rights laws.

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