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Justice Across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts
This book studies the struggle to enforce international human rights law in federal courts. In 1980, a federal appeals court ruled that a Paraguayan family could sue a Paraguayan official under the Alien Tort Statute a dormant provision of the 1789 Judiciary Act for torture committed in Paraguay. Since then, courts have been wrestling with this step toward a universal appr ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published May 31st 2008)
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