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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Remember how we spent the summer hashing out whether the Alien Tort Claims Act applies to corporations? Remember how a circuit split you could drive a truck through (or run an oil pipeline through) has everyone wondering how and when … Continue reading
– Former Mexican President and current ATCA suit defendant Ernesto Zedillo casts aspersions: “It is obvious to me that whoever is behind that lawsuit is not really seeking justice for the innocent people whose [lives] were so painfully devastated by … Continue reading
– Findlaw on Aziz v. Alcolac, discussed in more detail on this blog here. – Michael Williams of The View From LL2 attacks the Aziz decision. – The Yale Daily News covers the ATCA suit against Yale Professor and former Mexican President Ernesto … Continue reading
The Fourth Circuit dropped a bombshell yesterday, or at least what counts as a bombshell in this neck of the virtual woods. In Aziz v. Alcolac, the court took sides on a major circuit split regarding the aiding and abetting standard … Continue reading
From Business Wire: A lawsuit alleging war crimes and other crimes against humanity against Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, President of Mexico from 1994-2000, was filed Friday, September 16 in Connecticut federal court by the Miami law firm of Rafferty … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting one from Haley St. Denis in the Yale Journal of International Affairs (PDF link): The Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) is a U.S. statute enabling aliens to sue in American civil courts for certain egregious human rights … Continue reading