U.S. Supreme Court rejects human rights suit against Occidental

lunes 14 de diciembre de 2015 10:36 GYT

WASHINGTON Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a human rights lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum Corp and a security contractor that had accused them of complicity in a deadly 1998 bombing by Colombia's military of a village in the South American country.

The court left intact a November 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stating that victims' families could not pursue claims against Occidental and Florida-based AirScan Inc under two U.S. human rights laws, the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victims Protection Act. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)