CORPORATE LIABILITY UNDER THE US ALIEN TORT CLAIMS ACT AND THE (INADVERTENT) CREATION OF AN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LAW
Author: GRIFFIN, MATTHEW
Source: King's Law Journal, Volume 14, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 232-244(13)
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Abstract:On 19 March 2003 the jurisprudence of the US Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) took a significant step forward … or did it?
This article looks at the decision of Judge Schwarz of the Southern District of New York in Presbyterian Church of Sudan v Talisman Energy Inc. It looks at the far-reaching implications of the decision, both for the interpretation of international law and ATCA, and also for the liability exposure of corporations operating in the developing world. The article concludes by suggesting at the development, though perhaps inadvertent, of an American international law.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-01-01
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