Access to U.S. Federal Courts as a Forum for Human Rights Disputes: Pluralism and the Alien Tort Claims Act

Ochoa, Christiana
July 2005
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Summer2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p631
Academic Journal
Addresses the issue of pluralism in the context of the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) portion of the kidnapping lawsuit Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain. History and context of the ATCA; Contributions of the act in terms of civic pluralism; Link between legal and civic pluralism in the case of ATCA.


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