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ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Authors

Ryan Goodman

Abstract

Transnational human rights litigation has succeeded at a steady pace since the Second Circuit's 1980 decision, Filartiga v. Pena-Irala.' In Filartiga, the court construed an eighteenth century statute - the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) - as granting both a cause of action and jurisdiction to two Paraguayan citizens

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