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Alien Torts Claims Act (ATCA)

28 U.S.C. {SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1} § 1350:

The Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) of 1789 grants jurisdiction to US Federal Courts over "any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States."

Center for Constitutional Rights
New York

Center for Justice and Accountability
San Francisco

Center for Justice & Democracy
New York

Earth Rights
Washington, DC

Human Rights First
(Lawyers Committee for Human Rights)
New York, Washington DC, Oakland
International Labor Rights Fund
Washington, DC
Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, 124 S. Ct. 2739 (2004)
Website of articles & information regarding the ATCA


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