Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC

On June 27, 2017, ICAR, along with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed an amici curiae brief in support of the petitioners in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, which is scheduled to be heard at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on October 11 of this year. The case will determine whether the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) can provide an avenue to deliver justice to victims of corporate harms. The ATS permits non-Americans to sue for international human rights abuses.

In their joint brief, ICAR, ICCR, and SEIU argue that the increased role and power of corporations in modern society requires the establishment and enforcement of clear rules for their behavior, including their operations abroad. The brief further argues that when corporations have harmed the public, victims must have access to justice.

The brief can be accessed here.