Rev. ed. of: International human rights litigation in U.S. courts / Beth Stephens and Michael Ratner. c1996.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.