Big chocolate companies use child labor. Can a 1789 US law hold them accountable for violations abroad?

November 6, 2020

...“Yes, it was in 1789, but it is still on the books,” said Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which also filed an amicus brief in the case. “At the time that it was enacted, the Alien Tort Statute is clear that Congress intended there to be an option for non-US citizens to come into US courts and sue, especially US nationals when they've committed law of nations [international law] violations. And that's precisely the case before the Supreme Court in Nestle/Cargill.” ...

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