Monthly Archives: February 2012

2/23 ATCA/ATS News Roundup

The world of Alien Tort Statute/Alien Tort Claims Act has been a-humming as the oral argument date for Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum draws near. Some quick hits: – Washington’s Ogonis (an ethnic group from Nigeria to which the Kiobel … Continue reading

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Update in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case

From IBN Live: A US court is set to hear on March 15 a petition seeking a “default judgement” against the Congress party for its alleged failure to defend the charges of conspiring, aiding, abetting and organising attacks on Sikhs … Continue reading

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CCR Launches Kiobel/Mohamed Site

Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights launched an ATCA-specific campaign and website, called Corporate Accountability Now.  It’s a “coalition of groups supporting the idea that corporations should be held responsible in U.S. courts for violations of international human rights law.” … Continue reading

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Def Comity Jam

From Lawfare: The Governments of Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands have filed amicus briefs in support of Shell Oil in the Kiobel case, in which the Supreme Court will decide whether corporations may be held liable under the … Continue reading

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The politics of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

Last week, I dumped some cold water on the idea that Kiobel will be a political issue this year.  Anti-big business types can latch on to the idea that corporations are people when it suits them and aren’t when it … Continue reading

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Cato files “originalist” Kiobel brief

Surprise of all surprises, the Cato Institute filed a brief in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum!  And it came out in favor of … wait for it … not extending jurisdiction to corporations! Ilya Somin summarizes: The Supreme Court made … Continue reading

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