Foreign Alternatives to the Alien Tort Claims Act: The Success (or Is It Failure?) of Bringing Civil Suits against Multinational Corporations That Commit Human Rights Violations
Mostajelean, Bahareh, The George Washington International Law Review
Many independent nations, especially within the developed countries of the Western World, have complete, functioning domestic legal systems that are capable of handling both civil and criminal cases that arise within their boundaries.1 A variety of cultural, legal, and political barriers have prevented these nations, however, from developing a truly global system of justice to allow for civil suits that arise from injuries sustained outside of the territories of the individual countries.2 The rise of the multinational corporation (MNC) has made this gap in the justice system even more prevalent.3 Victims of actions by MNCs are often unable to seek redress for their …
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Publication information: Article title: Foreign Alternatives to the Alien Tort Claims Act: The Success (or Is It Failure?) of Bringing Civil Suits against Multinational Corporations That Commit Human Rights Violations. Contributors: Mostajelean, Bahareh - Author. Journal title: The George Washington International Law Review. Volume: 40. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 15, 2008. Page number: 497+. © George Washington University, National Law Center 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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