The Alien Tort Statute: Legislative History and Executive Branch Views

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The report provides a historical overview of court decisions interpreting the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), also known as the Alien Tort Claims Act (ACTA). The report then provides an overview of the positions taken by the U.S. government in published opinions of the Attorney General and in court briefs related to ATS claims.

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Creation Date: October 2, 2003
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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  • Creation: October 2, 2003
Description:

The report provides a historical overview of court decisions interpreting the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), also known as the Alien Tort Claims Act (ACTA). The report then provides an overview of the positions taken by the U.S. government in published opinions of the Attorney General and in court briefs related to ATS claims.

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35 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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