(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, back in session today after its summer recess, is expected to take up a closely watched case that could help it decide whether American judges are empowered to hear lawsuits over human rights atrocities abroad. The nine justices will review the reach of the Alien Tort Statute, an obscure 1789 law that was revived in the 1980s by attorneys pursuing international human rights cases. In the past two decades more than 150 Alien Tort Statute lawsuits, accusing U.S.
Human rights in focus at U.S. Supreme Court
Posted by getsomenews.com on Oct 01, 2012