White House Criticized for Invite to Sudan Official

A U.S. Congressman and activists have criticized the White House for inviting a Sudanese presidential aide Nafie Ali Nafie, who is accused of human rights abuses, to Washington for talks. In a letter sent to President Obama last week, Congressman Frank Wolf noted that Nafie has been accused of "torturing enemies" and "cozying up to Osama bin Laden in the 1990s." The letter said Nafie had opposed ...

Analysis: Window narrows in U.S. for human rights abuse lawsuits

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court decision to limit the sweep of a 1789 law used to fight human rights abuses worldwide left a window slightly ajar for victims to sue companies, especially U.S. companies, accused of aiding such abuses. "A majority of these cases are against U.S. companies, and it still means they can be held accountable," said Jennifer Green, a University of ...

Supreme Court Decision A Blow To Human Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wednesday that limits the ability of victims of human rights abuses abroad to sue in U.S. courts. The ruling made it more difficult for victims to use a 1789 law aimed primarily at pirates to sue foreign corporations or individuals. But it left many questions unanswered. The case was brought by 12 Nigerians who sued Royal Dutch Shell Oil for alleged ...

Supreme Court Decision A Blow To Human Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wednesday that limits the ability of victims of human rights abuses abroad to sue in U.S. courts. The ruling made it more difficult for victims to use a 1789 law aimed primarily at pirates to sue foreign corporations or individuals. But it left many questions unanswered. The case was brought by 12 Nigerians who sued Royal Dutch Shell Oil for alleged ...

Supreme Court Decision A Blow To Human Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wednesday that limits the ability of victims of human rights abuses abroad to sue in U.S. courts. The ruling made it more difficult for victims to use a 1789 law aimed primarily at pirates to sue foreign corporations or individuals. But it left many questions unanswered. The case was brought by 12 Nigerians who sued Royal Dutch Shell Oil for alleged ...