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Human rights litigation promoting international law in U.S. courts

Ying-Jen Lo

Human rights litigation promoting international law in U.S. courts

by Ying-Jen Lo

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Published by LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil rights -- United States.,
  • Judicial process -- United States.,
  • International law -- United States.,
  • Civil rights movements.,
  • Human rights.,
  • Capital punishment.,
  • Refugees -- International cooperation.,
  • Human_Rights

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementYing-Jen Lo.
    SeriesAmerican legal institutions
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF4750 .L693 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 347 p. ;
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19084306M
    ISBN 101593320698
    LC Control Number2005021538

    humanitarian law and international human rights law. Chapter II analyses the formal requirements for the concurrent application of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, particularly from the perspective of the existence of an armed conflict and its territorial Size: KB.   Human Rights and International Criminal Law Since the end of World War II, there has been a tremendous growth in international human rights law and in international institutions dedicated to promoting, monitoring, and enforcing this body of law.

    Table of Contents List of Tables vii List of Acronyms vii Acknowledgments ix Foreword by Howard B. Tolley, Jr. xi Foreword by Mark Warren xiii Introduction 1 Keynote of the Research Survey 6 CHAPTER 1: Monism, Dualism, and the Human Rights System 11 Natural Law Monism 12 Positivist Dualism 14 U.S. Implementation of International Law 16 CHAPTER 2: U.S. Human Rights Litigation . A Washington, D.C., judge recently ruled the case may proceed in U.S. courts—one of the first cases to satisfy a new Supreme Court standard for international human rights cases. Nepali Human Trafficking Litigation: We represent the families of 12 Nepali workers killed in Iraq and five surviving workers in two separate actions against KBR, a U.

    International Human Rights Cases Under State Law and in State Courts 2. See BETH STEPHENS ET AL., INTERNATIONAL HUM i\N RIGHTS LITIGATION IN U.S. COURTS (2d ed. ), for a detailed discussion of ATS litigation. (discussing the eighteenth century view of international law violations as transitory torts over.   Lawyers and judges in civil law Africa are reluctant to make use of international human rights law despite the monist constitutional framework. In contrast courts in dualist common law countries have made extensive references to international human rights law in their jurisprudence. However, direct application of human rights treaties is by: 7.


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Written by leading human rights litigators and theorists, this treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of human rights litigation in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related provisions, including jurisprudential complexities and litigation guidance.5/5(1). International Human Rights Litigations in U.S.

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courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related by: 6. an unprecedented point of entry as domestic courts confront the next generation of human rights violations.” – Ralph G.

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91, No. 4 (Oct., ), p. The five authors have decades. The court was not swayed by a lengthy declaration submitted by the Department of State which stated that the litigation could cripple U.S. efforts to stem the flow of narcotics; provide a financial boon to international terrorist organizations; and significantly undermine relations between the United States and Colombia and other nations.

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Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates students but also confuses them. This innovative textbook explores human rights law from a theoretical and practical perspective.

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Shaping Law and Public Policies Business and Human Rights Litigation before Domestic Courts: Remaining Obstacles Opponents of human rights litigation often point out that these rights are frequently claimed by people whom we deplore.

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This guide addresses cases with an international dimension brought in federal court pursuant to specific U.S. statutes that provide jurisdiction over such claims.

These cases include rights-based legal disputes involving foreign plaintiffs or defendants, cases involving violations occurring abroad, and cases relying on international human rights law.

Most of the human rights cases being filed against multi-national companies are based on a once-obscure U.S. law, the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA). On the books sincethe ATCA permits foreign claimants to file tort actions in U.S. federal courts based on a discrete set of serious international crimes–“violations of the law of nations.

Twin goals should dominate human rights activists agenda: to socialize U.S. judges to international human rights law through tools such as case briefs, amicus statements, and seminars and to extend this socialization to the executive and legislative departments, which, directly or indirectly, influence the courts.

The legal status of international human rights litigation under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) has been the subject of much debate, culminating in the Supreme Court’s decision in Sosa v. Alvarez. Peña-Irala, which opened the door to human rights litigation in U.S.

federal courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). That statute—a creature of the first Judiciary Act in —authorizes federal subject-matter jurisdiction over “any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.”.

responsible for implementing international human rights law. It describes the international law framework for protecting and promoting human rights, both at the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

There is a particular emphasis on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Key themes are then Size: 1MB. The purpose of this guide is to help federal judges adjudicate civil cases alleging human rights violations under domestic and international law.

In the common vernacular, the phrase “human rights” often is construed broadly to encompass many forms of civil rights and constitutional claims.

The focus here is narrower. Promoting Women’s Human Rights: A Resource Guide for Litigating International Law in Domestic Courts By: Stephanie Willman Bordat, Global Rights Maghreb This guide was compiled as a resource for lawyers and other legal advocates utilizing international women’s rights law to fight violations of women’s rights in domestic courts.Human rights litigation promoting international law in United States courts: Responsibility: Ying-Jen Lo.

More information: Table of contents.The Clinic’s Promoting Human Rights in the United States program has three purposes. First, it harmonizes the law, policies, and practices of national, state, and local governments with the United States’ legal obligations under international human rights law.