Supreme Court bars US lawsuits against overseas human rights abuses

The Supreme Court opened its new session monday morning by debating whether US courts should be allowed to hear lawsuits filed by foreign nationals over human rights abuses committed abroad.

A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for.

We have since taken on corporations like Shell, Chevron, and Caterpillar for gross human rights violations committed outside the United States, and have supported efforts to ensure corporate accountability at the international level. Our most recent efforts have focused on the role of U.S.-based private military contractors in the unlawful killing of civilians by Blackwater in

Supreme Court rules for Arab bank in. can’t be sued under U.S. law for human rights abuses.. committed overseas "in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.".

The U.S. Supreme Court last week rejected an attempt by Nigerians living in the United States to sue a foreign oil company for allegedly aiding human rights violations in Nigeria.. The plaintiffs alleged that a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Petroleum, the parent company of Shell Oil, supported the Nigerian government in torturing and killing people protesting against the company’s construction.

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US supreme court bars Actions Against Foreign Corporations for Alleged Human Rights violations clare connellan, Claire DeLelle, Nicole Erb, Owen Pell, Hannelore Sklar White & Case LLP + Follow x.

Below are selected lawsuits brought against companies for alleged human rights abuses relating to freedom of association. More lawsuits will be added to this section over time. Further information on corporate legal accountability, including profiles of human rights lawsuits, is on our Corporate legal accountability portal.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is.

Supreme Court bars US lawsuits against overseas human rights abuses By John Burton 23 April 2013 Last week, the Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent, ruling unanimously in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., that foreign citizens subjected to human rights abuses in foreign countries cannot sue foreign

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