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International Law and Overseas Military Contractors — Corporate Liability for Torture? — About Time.

       Engility Holdings, a military contractor, recently settled a case which alleged torture by its contractors in Iraq in violation of international law.  It was a case brought by former detainees. Previous conflicting federal court rulings, in 2009, had left the general issue of … Continue reading

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Multinational Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute — Overseas Torture & U.S. Courts.

Under the Alien Tort Statute should foreign plaintiffs be allowed to sue foreign corporations in American courts for torture when that action is done abroad in cooperation with a foreign government? Should the multinationals, unlike private individuals, be allowed to … Continue reading

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