TITLE

NUREMBERG'S LEGACY CONTINUES: THE NUREMBERG TRIALS' INFLUENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS LITIGATION IN U.S. COURTS UNDER THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE

AUTHOR(S)
Skinner, Gwynne
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2008, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p321
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article traces the tremendous influence of the Nuremberg trials on human rights litigation in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which has culminated most recently in the area of corporate complicit liability. It also addresses criticisms that using Nuremberg precedents in modern ATS litigation is not appropriate, refutes these criticisms, and argues that plaintiffs' and courts' reliance on the precedents is both appropriate and helpful.
ACCESSION #
31249548

 

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