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Title International human rights litigation in U.S. courts [electronic resource] / Beth Stephens ... [et al.].

Imprint Boston ; Leiden : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, c2008.


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Description xxxiv, 619 p.
Note Rev. ed. of: International human rights litigation in U.S. courts / Beth Stephens and Michael Ratner. c1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The alien tort statute (ATS) : from 1789 to filartiga, sosa, and beyond -- Understanding the alien tort statute (ATS) : the analytic framework -- Plaintiffs, defendants, and violations in alien tort statute (ATS) suits -- The torture victim protection act (TVPA) -- Jurisdiction over states : the foreign sovereign immunities act (FSIA) -- Other grounds for human rights litigation -- Historical paradigms, modern violations -- Treaty violations -- The plaintiff : who can sue? -- Who can be sued I : personal jurisdiction and theories of liability -- Who can be sued II : U.S. and local government defendants -- Who can be sued III : corporations -- Foreign affairs and separation of powers -- Immunities -- Miscellaneous defences -- The role of the Executive Banch -- Preparing and filing a manageable case -- After the complaint is filed and served -- Discovery -- Proving a case -- Remedies -- Historical justice claims.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject United States. Alien Tort Claims Act.
United States. Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991.
Government liability -- United States.
Administrative responsibility -- United States.
Immunities of foreign states -- United States.
Aliens -- United States.
Torture victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
International crimes.
Human rights.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Stephens, Beth, 1954-
Stephens, Beth, 1954- International human rights litigation in U.S. courts.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781571053534

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