Author Archives: Charles Donefer

About Charles Donefer

I am an attorney in New York City.

We’ve Moved

Goodbye WordPress, hello WordPress on another domain! The Alien Tort Claims Act blog is now the Alien Tort Statute News, available at http://www.alientortstatute.com/!  Please re-set your links and RSS feeds accordingly.   Advertisements

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Alien Tort Statute Link Round-Up

– Turkish mobile giant Turkcell sues South African mobile giant MTN over alleged bribes to Iran for a cellular contract.  It’s got weapons, diplomats and tons of cold, hard case.  D.C. District Court complaint here. – Prof. Eugene Kontrorovich asks … Continue reading

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Doom and gloom for Alien Tort Claims Act plaintiffs?

Things aren’t looking good for human rights lawyers seeking to use ATS/ATCS, according to Michael D. Goldhaber at the AmLaw Daily: Could anything be worse for alien tort claimants than arguing before a hostile Supreme Court on corporate liability, as … Continue reading

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Manhattan Institute podcast on Kiobel

Via Point of Law: To gain a better understanding of the Court’s action, we invited Penny Venetis (amicus brief), clinical professor of law and co-director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, and Andrew Grossman … Continue reading

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New ATS Suit by Ugandan activist against American Anti-Gay preacher

From ABC News: A new development today on a story “Nightline” first covered back in 2010, when we traveled to Uganda to investigate a pending law in a far-away land that had ignited a firestorm of criticism here in the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS orders reargument for Kiobel!

Via NYT: Six days after hearing arguments in a major human rights case about whether corporations may be sued for complicity in torture abroad, the Supreme Court on Monday instructed the parties to address an even broader question. The court … Continue reading

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March 1 ATCA/ATS/TVPA Links Update

Why does the guy who writes the Alien Tort Claims Act Blog decide to go silent just as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum? Well, I have a job that doesn’t usually concern itself … Continue reading

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