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Torture as tort : comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation

Author: Craig Scott
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2001.
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Should it be possible for a victim of a human rights violation in one country to bring a private law claim against the alleged perpetrators in the courts of another country? This text presents a collection of essays which address this question.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Torture as tort.
Oxford [England] ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2001
(DLC) 2001276725
(OCoLC)48494456
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Scott
ISBN: 9781847311085 1847311083 1280808489 9781280808487
OCLC Number: 191802413
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 731 pages)
Contents: Preliminaries; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; 1 Introduction to Torture as Tort From Sudan to Canada to Somalia; 2 Translating Torture into Transnational Tort Conceptual Divides in the Debate on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Harms; 3 International Human Rights Tort Claims and the Experience of United States Courts An Introduction to the US Case Law Key Statutes and Doctrines; 4 Taking Filártiga on the Road Why Courts Outside the United States Should Accept Jurisdiction Over Actions Involving Torture Committed Abroad; 5 Torture Prevention versus Punishment.
Responsibility: edited by Craig Scott.

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The book assesses the merits and demerits of US-style transnational human rights litigation to stimulate debate among scholars and policy-makers.  Read more...

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