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CASE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL COURT OF CIVIL JUSTICE

Author: MAYA STEINITZ
Publisher: [S.l.] : CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An International Court of Civil Justice would give victims of multinationals a day in court while offering corporate defendants a cheaper, fairer litigation alternative.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1013594576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: MAYA STEINITZ
ISBN: 9781316678428 1316678423
OCLC Number: 1077579658
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; I Adjudicating Cross-border Mass Torts: A Problem of Forum, Not Just of Law; II Incentives and Feasibility OF A NEW COURT; III The Proposal; 1 How New International Courts Come into Being; I Theoretical Models; II The Case Histories; A The International Criminal Court; 1 Legal and Institutional Precedents - Experimentation and Idea Contagion; 2 Change Agents; 3 Geopolitical Change and Constitutional Moments B The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement UnderstandingC The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal; D The Jerusalem Arbitration Center; III Holdouts?; A The United States; B China; IV Gathering Winds; 2 The Human Toll; I A Tragedy in Bhopal, India; A The Disaster and Its Decades-Long Aftermath; B The Inconvenient Forum; C Enterprise Liability; D Aftershocks; II The Devastation of the Ecuadorian Rain Forest; A Background; B Round One: In the Courts of the United States; C Round Two: In the Courts of Ecuador; D No Clear Winner: Seeking and Defending Against Enforcement the World Over III Human Rights Abuses in NigeriaA Oil, Unrest, and Violence; B A Clear Path to US Courts?; C The Closing of the Courthouse Doors; IV Systemic Flaws in Transnational Litigation; A Boomerang, Parallel, and Sequential Litigation; B The Effects of Corporate Structures on Transnational Litigation; C Moral Hazards; 3 The Problem of the Missing Forum; I Multinational Corporations' Home Courts; A US Courts and Foreign Plaintiffs; 1 Declining to Act as Global Courts; 2 The Overall Decline of Access to Justice in US Courts; B The Courts of Europe II Litigating in Courts of the Jurisdiction Where the Mass Injury OccurredIII International Arbitration; IV Single-Issue International Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Corporate Social Responsibility; V A Better Solution: The International Court of Civil Justice; 4 The Business Case for the ICCJ; I Rising Direct Litigation Costs; A Forum Shopping, Parallel and Sequential Litigation; II The Indirect Costs of Litigation; A Uncertainty and the Restraint on Business Activities; B Distracted Management and Criminal Prosecution; C Harms to Reputation and Goodwill D Change in Investment ClimateIII The Cost of Corruption and the Value of the Rule of Law; IV The Global Peace Premium; V Backlash and the New Transnational Litigtionscape; A The Rise of Litigation Finance; B The Rise of the Global Entrepreneurial Lawyer; C Blocking Statutes and Other Pro-Plaintiff Legislation; 1 Blocking Statutes and Litigation-Enabling Legislation; 2 Class Action Goes Global; VI Business Ethics; VII Global Growth as the Tide That Lifts All Boats; 5 Institutional and Procedural Features of an ICCJ; I Institutional Relationships; A With States Parties

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People in developing countries whose lives and livelihoods are destroyed by multinational corporations have no place to turn for justice. Still they try, costing corporate defendants time and money.  Read more...

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