Torture Victim Protection Act of 1986

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Tuesday, April 1, 1986
Author: 
Jay Rosenthal
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
In an attempt to clarify the law surrounding the application of the Alien Tort Claims, 28 U.S.C. 1350, to international human rights violators, Congressmen Gus Yatron and Jim Leach in the House, and Arlen Spector in the Senate are planning to introduce legislation which clarifies and expands existing domestic huan rights law by establishing a federal right of action against violators of human rights.