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[PDF] Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, et al. [amicus brief in support of petitioners]
Author: Earth Rights Intl., Published on: 13 June 2012
The Court ordered further briefing regarding: Whether and under what circumstances the Alien Tort Statute...allows courts to recognize a cause of action for violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign other than the United States. Amicus herein demonstrates that: 1. The plain language and original purposes of the ATS require that it apply to conduct that occurs abroad. 2. Violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of foreign sovereigns may be adjudicated in U.S. courts based on the same principles as other transitory torts, to the extent that the cause of action otherwise meets the test established by Sosa...