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This index section of the book presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to international human rights litigation in U.S. courts. The book reviews the historical origins of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), and traces the modern application of the statute from the landmark decision in Filártiga v. Peña-Irala through the Supreme Court's endorsement of human rights litigation in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain. It also reviews the post-Sosa application of the ATS and the issues left open by the Supreme Court's decision.

Keywords: Alien Tort Statute (ATS); Filártiga; international human rights litigation



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