Alien tort act, an unexplored concept in Federal Law.

News and Views Riverside Superior Court and San Bernardino Superior Court; National Family Law Abuse

The Alien tort act defined according to  28. U.S.C § 1350, allows a private cause of action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nation of a treaty of the United States. It is a concept of the law that is not applied in every day law.  The statute of limitation for a cause of action under the alien tort act is ten years and allows an “alien” to file a suit in a the U.S. federal district court citing violation of international law.

Section 1350 grants a cause of action and the section “creates a cause of action for violations of specific, universal and obligatory international human rights standards”), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 115 S.Ct. 934, 130 L.Ed.2d 879 (1995); Xuncax v. Gramajo, 886 F.Supp. 162, 179 (D.Mass.1995) (“Sec. 1350 yields both a jurisdictional grant and a private right to sue…

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