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13 Jun 2012

Jennifer Green, counsel for amici

[PDF] Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum - Brief on Re-Argument of amici curiae the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Errol P. Mendes, David Petrasek, John F. Sherman, III and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Litigation and International

The Alien Tort Statute (ATS), 28 U.S.C. §1350 was enacted by Congress to provide a federal forum for tort claims by aliens for violations of the law of nations or treaties of the United States. Despite this congressional mandate, respondents’ amicus Products Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC) wrongly argues that suits by aliens against corporations place an unsustainable burden on corporations and the federal courts. Amici write to correct PLAC’s misstatements and distortions about ATS litigation.