Supreme Court bars US lawsuits against overseas human rights abuses

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US Supreme Court Bars Actions Against Foreign Corporations for Alleged human rights violations Clare Connellan , Claire DeLelle , Nicole Erb , Owen Pell , Hannelore Sklar White & Case LLP

The Supreme Court opened its new session Monday morning by debating whether US courts should be allowed to hear lawsuits filed by foreign nationals over human rights abuses committed abroad.

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“The decision appears to reverse more than three decades of legal precedent that has allowed victims of human rights abuses to bring lawsuits against the worst international. the judges sided with.

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a foreign corporation cannot be sued in U.S. courts for terrorist attacks and other human rights violations abroad. The court in a 5-4 decision affirmed a lower.