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International human rights litigation in U.S. courts

Author: Beth Stephens; Michael Ratner
Publisher: Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers, ©1996.
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Stephens, Beth, 1954-
International human rights litigation in U.S. courts.
Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers, ©1996
(OCoLC)760008375
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Stephens; Michael Ratner
ISBN: 0941320952 9780941320955
OCLC Number: 34798172
Description: xxi, 377 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Section A: Overview of a case --
1. The Alien Tort Claims Act --
2. The Torture Victim Protection Act --
3. Other grounds for jurisdiction --
4. The plaintiff: who can sue? --
5. What human rights violations? The analytic framework --
6. Human rights violations recognized as triggering ATCA jurisdiction --
7. A sampling of human rights violations that may be found to trigger ATCA jurisdiction --
8. The defendant: who can be sued? Section B: Issues --
9. The ATCA: subject matter jurisdiction, constitutionality, and failure to state a claim --
10. Choice of law --
11. Immunity --
12. Miscellaneous defenses --
13. Retroactivity of the TVPA. Section C: Litigation --
14. Preparing and filing a case --
15. After the complaint is filed and served --
16. Discovery --
17. Proving a case --
18. Remedies --
19. Alternatives to ATCA or TVPA litigation --
20. The impact of human rights litigation. Appendix A: Summaries of key ATCA and TVPA cases --
B: The Torture Victim Protection Act and related documents --
C: Complaint: Xuncax v Gramajo --
D: Ex parte motion for leave to file complaint with anonymous plaintiff, Xuncax v Gramajo --
E: Ex parte motion for leave to file sealed complaint, civil cover sheet, and summons, Doe v Karadzic --
F: Interrogatories, Paul v Avril --
G: Third party subpoenas and U.S. Government response, Belance v. FRAPH --
H: Motion for letter rogatory and letter rogatory, Paul v Avril --
I: Affidavit of international law scholars, Ortiz v Gramajo --
J: In re Marcos human rights litigation: excerpts from final jury instructions --
K: Summary of damage awards under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victim Protection Act --
L: Medical and psychological services for victims of torture.
Responsibility: Beth Stephens and Michael Ratner.

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