Suing corporations in U.S. courts for environmental harms abroad may

soon be possible under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA). Mhile several

cases have been brought alleging environmental torts under the ATCA,

no case has yet yielded corporate liability. Until courts accept

environmental principles as part of the "law of nations," and therefore

actionable under the ATCA, plaintiffs should use remedies available for

human rights claims as proxies for their environmental claims. Because

corporate international environmental law violations are frequently

linked to human rights abuses, well-established human rights causes of

action should be used to usher in the emerging justiciability of

environmental claims.