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Title International human rights litigation in U.S. courts / Beth Stephens [and others]
Published Boston ; Leiden : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 619 pages)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Alien Tort Claims Act.
United States. Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991.
Administrative responsibility -- United States.
Aliens -- United States.
Government liability -- United States.
Human rights.
Immunities of foreign states -- United States.
International crimes.
Torture victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Stephens, Beth, 1954-
Stephens, Beth, 1954- International human rights litigation in U.S. courts
ISBN 1571053530
9047431723 (electronic bk.)
9789047431725 (electronic bk.)