Earlier this term, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which presents the issue of whether, under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), a business corporation operating in another country may be sued in a U.S. court for allegedly committing, or helping others to commit, human rights violations overseas. As human rights victims have increasingly turned to the ATS to seek redress for abuses suffered abroad, the outcome in Kiobel could limit or entirely foreclose this meaningful avenue for justice. Join the Human Rights Law Society for an exciting discussion about this historic case featuring Professors Laurence Helfer and Curtis Bradley.
On the Ground
Students share their experiences working with asylum-seeking families at a south Texas detention center.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Prof. Siegel discuss the Court’s recent and upcoming terms, the importance of consensus, and Ginsburg’s legacy at D.C. Summer Institute event.
Environmental Law Newsletter – 2017
Read about the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic’s first 10 years, a new book on regulating after crises, faculty scholarship, and more.
International Human Rights in the Supeme Court: Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
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