THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce (ICC) wants the European Commission to call for changes to the USA's 1789 Alien Tort Statute, allowing non-American companies to be sued in US courts for alleged human rights, labour and environmental offences committed in third countries. The ICC is worried about liability claims for losses suffered by non-whites in apartheid South Africa.

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