Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612626
Title:
CORPORATE LIABILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES ABROAD
Author:
CABRERA, MARIELA
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This legal note analyzes the legal issues raised when suing corporations in the United States federal courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Part I discusses the elements needed to bring a claim under ATS and the history behind the statute. Part II describes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Kiobel and what it represents. This section also covers why holding corporations accountable is important, focusing on globalization, the corporation’s power, and their role; and discusses the importance of seeking remedies for human rights victims. Part III examines whether ATS is still viable for suing corporations for human rights abuses after Kiobel and the possible alternatives available for holding corporations accountable including: regional human rights courts, naming and shaming, or suing in domestic courts where the violations occur.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Law
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nabti, Najwa

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dc.titleCORPORATE LIABILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES ABROADen_US
dc.creatorCABRERA, MARIELAen
dc.contributor.authorCABRERA, MARIELAen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis legal note analyzes the legal issues raised when suing corporations in the United States federal courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Part I discusses the elements needed to bring a claim under ATS and the history behind the statute. Part II describes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Kiobel and what it represents. This section also covers why holding corporations accountable is important, focusing on globalization, the corporation’s power, and their role; and discusses the importance of seeking remedies for human rights victims. Part III examines whether ATS is still viable for suing corporations for human rights abuses after Kiobel and the possible alternatives available for holding corporations accountable including: regional human rights courts, naming and shaming, or suing in domestic courts where the violations occur.en
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLawen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorNabti, Najwaen
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