TITLE

THE TORTURE VICTIM'S PROTECTION ACT, THE ALIEN TORT CLAIMS ACT, AND FOUCAULT'S ARCHAEOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE

AUTHOR(S)
Engle, Eric
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2003, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p501
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on the U.S. laws, Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and the Torture Victim's Protection Act of 1991 (TVPA), which grant persons a cause of action in tort in the U.S. for torts that violate international law such as torture. Obstacles to succeeding under the ATCA and TVPA; Methodological framework to understand torture; Practice of torture in Medieval Europe; Examination of the contemporary events which demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. government to securing the basic human right of all persons to live free of torture.
ACCESSION #
14016818

 

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