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International Human Rights Law in U.S. Courts: Law Review & Journal Articles

Law Reviews & Journals

These human rights-related law reviews and journals were selected because each has published several articles covering topics directly related to international human rights litigation and advocacy in the U.S. legal system.

Law Review & Journal Articles

These law review and journal articles were selected because they are representative examples of available articles that address topics of relevance for human rights litigation and advocacy in U.S. courts.
International Law - Alien Tort Statute - Second Circuit Holds That Kiobel Bars Common Law Suits Alleging Violations of Customary International Law Based Solely on Conduct Occurring Abroad. - Balintulo v. Daimler Ag, 727 F.3D 174 (2d Cir. 2013)
Recent Case, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 1493 (2014)

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Alien Tort Statute Jurisdiction in Kiobel
Recent Development, 107 Am. J. Int'l L. 651 (2013)
Human Rights Treaties in State Courts: The International Prospects of State Constitutionalism After Medellin
Johanna Kalb, 115 Penn St. L. Rev. 1051 (2011)
The Relationship Between the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act
Ekaterina Apostolova, 28 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 640 (2010)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Sixty: Is It Still Right for the United States?
Tai-Heng Cheng, 41 Cornell Int'l L.J. 251 (2008)

International Consensus As Persuasive Authority in the Eighth Amendment
Youngjae Lee, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 63 (2007)

Justifying the Use of International Human Rights Principles in American Constitutional Law
Vincent J. Samar, 37 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1 (2005)

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