Supreme Court bars US lawsuits against overseas human rights abuses

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JNS.org – The US Supreme Court ruled. Statute to make claims against the bank. The 18th century Alien Tort Statute states that foreigners may bring lawsuits in American courts for serious.

Nearly seven years ago, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether corporations can be sued under the Alien Tort Statute, an 18th-century law that allows foreigners to bring lawsuits in U.S. courts for serious violations of international human-rights laws.

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A decision by the US Supreme Court could severely limit the use of a federal statute that for more than 30 years has permitted foreign victims of atrocities abroad to obtain civil remedies in.

for violations of clear and unambiguous international human-rights protections.. “the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to [ATS] claims,”. 569 U. S., at 124.. the high bar of demonstrating a specific, universal, and.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that foreign citizens subjected to human rights abuses outside the US cannot sue corporations or individuals in US courts.