Rights Case Gone Wrong

Hmmm will Harper’s Law allowing Canadians to sue “designated terrorists” eventually be co -opoted to this?

As American taxpayers shell out hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out U.S. companies, a federal court in New York recently paved the way for significantly increasing some of these firms’ financial burdens. Relying on the Alien Tort Statute of 1789, the court ruled this month that certain companies that did business with apartheid South Africa — including distressed firms such as General Motors and Ford — can be held liable for South Africa’s human rights violations during that period.

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