Grace C. Spencer, Her Body Is a Battlefield: The Applicability of the Alien Tort Statute to Corporate Human Rights Abuses in Juarez, Mexico, 40 Gonz. L. Rev. 503 (2005).
In the ever-expanding landscape of the global market-place, there are serious casualties mounting in the effort to produce consumer goods quickly and cheaply. This paper explores the contours of the possible legal solution presented by the Alien Tort Statute to the growing problem of human rights abuses perpetrated by American-owned corporations operating abroad–particularly those abuses that occur in the export factories located in Juarez, Mexico.