In August 2000, the District Court for the Central District of California issued summary judgment against Burmese plaintiffs suing U.S. multinational Unocal for its pipeline project in Burma. Alleging egregious human rights violations by Burmese soldiers tasked with providing security for the project, the fifteen plaintiffs argued that Unocal was both aware of and benefited from these abuses and thus should be held liable pursuant to the Alien Tort Claim Act ("ATCA"). While not questioning the plaintiffs' allegations, the court concluded in Doe v. Unocal Corp. that Unocal's connection to human rights abuses was insufficient to establish liability under the "law of nations," the litmus test for an ATCA claim.
The export option will allow you to export the current search results of the entered query to a file. Different
formats are available for download. To export the items, click on the button corresponding with the preferred download format.
By default, clicking on the export buttons will result in a download of the allowed maximum amount of items.
To select a subset of the search results, click "Selective Export" button and make a selection of the items you want to export.
The amount of items that can be exported at once is similarly restricted as the full export.
After making a selection, click one of the export format buttons. The amount of items that will be exported is indicated in the bubble next to export format.