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1 Jun 2012

Author:
Intl. Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School

[PDF] Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, et al. [Harvard Law School Intl. Human Rights Clinic amicus brief in support of petitioners]

In response to this Court’s request for supplemental briefing in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum...amici respectfully urge this Court to affirm that the ATS [Alien Tort Statute] permits causes of action for violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign other than the United States, as demonstrated by the text and purpose of the statute, as well as relevant legal history.