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1 Jun 2012

US Department of Justice, US Department of State & US Department of Commerce

[PDF] Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, et al. [US Govt. amicus brief in partial support of affirmance]

This office is informed by the by the Department of State that, in its view, after weighing the various considerations, allowing suits based on conduct occurring in a foreign country in the circumstances presented in Filartiga is consistent with the foreign relations interests of the United States, including the promotion of respect for human rights. For this reason…there is no reason to question the result in this case. Other claims based on conduct in a foreign country should be considered in light of the circumstances in which they arise.

Part of the following timelines

US Govt. files amicus brief with US Supreme Court for Kiobel v. Shell rehearing in partial support of affirmance

Shell lawsuit (re executions in Nigeria, Kiobel v Shell, filed in USA)