16 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 157 (2007-2008)
International Product Liability Claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act

handle is hein.journals/tulicl16 and id is 161 raw text is: International Product Liability Claims Under
the Alien Tort Claims Act
Joel Slawotsky
I.    INTRODUCTION    ................................................................................. 158
II.   THE DEVELOPED WORLD'S KNOWLEDGE REGARDING
H AZARDOUS    PRODUCTS ................................................................... 162
A .   A sbestos  .................................................................................. 164
B.    E - W aste  ................................................................................... 166
C    Pesticides  ................................................................................. 167
III. PHARMACEUTICAL OUTSOURCING OF EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS ....... 168
IV    THE ALIEN TORT CLAIMS ACT ......................................................... 169
A .   The  Statute  .............................................................................. 169
B.    Modern History ofATCA Litgation ..................................... 170
C     TheLaw    ofNations ................................................................ 173
V     THE SELLING, MARKETING, TRANSFERRING, AND
MANUFACTURING OF KNOWN HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS
SHOULD BE COGNIZABLE UNDER THE ATCA ................................ 174
A. The Supreme Court, Approval of the Law ofNations'
A dap tability   ............................................................................. 175
1.   The Flirtiga Holding that International Law
Evolves with Changing Conditions ............................... 175
2.    The Supreme Court's Endorsement of Fildt'ga ........... 175
B.    Avoiding Death and Senous Injury Is an International
N orm    ........................................................................................ 176
1. International Agreements and Treaties
Demonstrate that the Sale of Known Hazardous
Products Violates Customary International Law .......... 177
a.   Universal Declaration of Human Rights ............... 177
b.   The Basel Convention       ............................................ 178
c. The International Covenant on Economic,
Social, and Cultural Rights .................................... 180
*     2007 Joel Slawotsky. The author is a former law clerk to the Hon. Charles H.
Tenney of the Southern District of New York and an AV-rated attorney with Sonnenschein Nath
and Rosenthal LLP He has lectured at the Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center
(IDC) (Herzliya, Israel) and the School of Law of the College of Management (Rishon LeZion,
Israel).

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