Since human rights advocates resurrected the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) in 1980, the Act has generated endless controversy. Famously described by Judge Friendly as a "legal Lohengrin," the resurrection of the ATCA spawned a heated historical debate among scholars, which has evolved into a high-stakes political and legal struggle between multinational corporations and human rights activists. In 2004, the Supreme Court addressed some of the legal questions surrounding the ATCA by finding that the statute was not merely jurisdictional but also provided a narrow cause of action for violations of certain customary international laws. But many important questions regarding the scope of the ATCA were left unanswered, and lower courts have struggled to fill in the gaps.
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.