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This front matter section of the book titled Corporate Responsibility under the Alien Tort Statute: Enforcement of International Law through US Torts Law contains the table of contents and acknowledgments. The Judiciary Act was the first statute of the newly-founded United States of America and provided for the establishment of the judiciary on the federal level. The modern era history of the ATS begins in 1980 with Filártiga v. Peña- Irala. Plaintiff s were Paraguayan citizens, Dolly Filártiga and her father, Dr Joel Filártiga, a well-known critic of the dictator Alfred Stroessner who was at the time in power in Paraguay.

Keywords: Alien Tort Statute (ATS); corporate responsibility; International Law



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