Amicus Brief Filed On Behalf Of Foreign Lawyers In Supreme Court Case Doe I V. Nestlé And Doe II V. Cargill

Hadsell Stormer Renick and Dai attorney Tanya Sukhija-Cohen and California Western School of Law professor William Aceves filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Amici Curiae who are foreign lawyers from Australia, Canada, England & Wales, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The amicus brief was filed in support of Respondents, John Doe I, et al.—six former child slaves trafficked from Mali to work on Ivorian cocoa farms—who filed this case against Petitioners Nestlé USA, Inc. and Cargill, Inc., two U.S. corporations who allegedly supported the system of child slavery and forced labor in the Ivory Coast. The amicus brief addresses the issue on appeal of whether domestic corporations can be held liable for international human rights violations. It is well established that countries can hold their own citizens, including corporations, accountable for human rights violations, wherever they are. Other countries often do so, including the countries of the Amici Curiae. According to Ms. Sukhija-Cohen, “it is well within the scope of U.S. courts and the U.S. Supreme Court to do so in cases like this, and is crucial to have accountability for human rights violations.”

(PDF of brief)



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