What Remains of the Alien Tort Statute After Kiobel?


North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation

automne 2013, vol. 39, n°1, pp.171-190

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : *ACTIONS & defenses (Law) TORTS -- United States -- Cases KIOBEL v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (Supreme Court case) STATUTES -- United States -- States FEDERAL courts HUMAN rights -- Lawsuits & claims UNITED State

The article discusses the America's Alien Tort Statute (ATS) in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the 2013 case Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. which deals with the ATS and the rules regarding torts-related lawsuits in U.S. federal courts. According to the article, the court in Kiobel determined that aliens cannot use the ATS to sue other parties when all of the relevant conduct in question took place outside of the U.S. Transnational human rights litigation is also examined