House Resolution – tries to FORBID consideration of international “judgments, laws, or pronouncements.”
Bringing International Human Rights Claims in Domestic Courts
Many countries – “universal jurisdiction”
For crimes like torture or war crimes – ICC
Straightforward way of getting at these guys, so don’t need alien tort
US unsure how it feels about UJ – have not ratified ICC
But, have terrible stories
Paraguayan torturer, then PLO torturing innocent Israeli civilians.
Respond with 1991 Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA)
An individual of any nation who tortures or kills extrajudically under color of law is liable to that individual/their legal representative.