This Note focuses on the accountability of multinational corporations that commit human rights violations abroad. More specifically, this note will focus on whether Exxon Mobil, who reported approximately $210 billion in revenue and was listed by Fortune as the largest publicly held corporation for the year 2000, may be held liable under the Alien Torts Claim Act ("ATCA") for knowingly supporting the egregious behavior of the Indonesian military. Part I of this Note explores the scope of the corporate human rights problem. Part II discusses the birth of multinational corporations ("MNCs"). Part III examines the history of the A TCA and its recent developments. Finally, Part IV argues that Exxon Mobil should be held liable under the A TCA for complicity in genocide, torture, and crimes against humanity by providing funding, equipment, and facilities to the Indonesian military, which was committing human rights violations
Taylor, Kerrie M.
"Thicker Than Blood: Holding Exxon Mobil Liable for Human Rights,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce: Vol. 31
, Article 5.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol31/iss2/5