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Corporations and Human Rights

An Analysis of ATCA Litigation against Corporations


Niels Beisinghoff

Contents: Effect of transnational corporations (TNCs) – Examples of human rights violations by TNCs – Avenues to enforce human rights law against TNCs – History of the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) – Key judicial cases in ATCA litigation against TNCs – Human rights responsibilities of TNCs in ATCA litigation – Status of international law in the US – Role of international law in ATCA litigation.