Friday, April 4, 2008

Stephens, et al.: International Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

Beth Stephens (Rutgers Univ., Camden - Law), Judith Chomsky (Center for Constitutional Rights), Jennifer Green (Center for Constitutional Rights), Paul Hoffman (Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris and Hoffman LLP), & Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights) have published the second revised edition of International Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008). Here's the abstract:

Written by leading human rights litigators and theorists, this treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of human rights litigation in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related provisions, including jurisprudential complexities and litigation guidance. The book includes discussion of the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, and less common jurisdictional bases. The issues raised by suing corporations are also discussed. Separate chapters address lawsuits against the U.S. and foreign governments. A section on defenses includes analysis of topics such as immunities, forum non conveniens, and the intervention of the executive branch. The final section discusses litigation strategies.