In his article, Corporate Liability for Extraterritorial Torts Under the Alien Tort Statute and Beyond: An Economic Analysis, Professor Alan Sykes applies a law-and-economics approach to the questions of whether it makes sense for U.S. courts (1) to be able to exercise adjudicatory jurisdiction over international law violations committed or facilitated by individuals (2) whose actions can be attributed to corporations that are (3) within the personal jurisdiction of U.S. courts.
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