Supreme Court bars US lawsuits against overseas human rights abuses

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The Supreme Court ruled today that foreigners may not bring lawsuits in U.S. courts against corporations for human rights violations occurring abroad. Justices held that the Alien Tort Statute did not apply to the conduct of foreign companies overseas.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that victims of overseas atrocities can’t use a centuries-old law to sue foreign corporations for complicity, blunting what once was a favorite legal tool for human-rights.