Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights launched an ATCA-specific campaign and website, called Corporate Accountability Now. It’s a “coalition of groups supporting the idea that corporations should be held responsible in U.S. courts for violations of international human rights law.” Which groups? The bare-bones website doesn’t say, but the press release does:
Corporate Accountability Now is a joint project of EarthRights International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School. Corporate Accountability Now does not represent the plaintiffs in either Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum or Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, but the sponsoring organizations have filed amicus briefs in these cases.