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While Few Notice, The Supreme Court Is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses Easier


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While Few Notice, The Supreme Court Is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses Easier

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

In our current news environment, any news that’s not about President Trump gets short shrift, even if it’s news emanating from the Supreme Court. On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court decided the case of Jesner v. Arab Bank. The Court ruled that foreign corporations cannot be brought into U.S. federal courts to stand trial for human rights abuses that happen abroad.


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Because when you really really want to abuse some human rights, who needs something like the rule of law getting in the way.


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Corporations, thanks to the Supreme Court, are individuals only when it benefits the corporations. When it comes time to hold them accountable for tier criminal actions, then, of course, they are not.

No other branch of the government so obviously contradicts the notion that this country is a democracy as the Supreme Court. No handful of people should ever wield so much power.