Supreme Court Rejects Extraterritorial Application of 1789 Alien Tort Statute

, New York Law Journal


Samuel Estreicher, a professor at New York University School of Law, and Stephen B. Kinnaird, a partner at Paul Hastings, discuss the Supreme Court's holding in 'Kiobel,' which places in question the ATS' continued utility as a vehicle for challenging human rights abuses occurring in other countries, and several important questions about the ATS' reach left open by the decision.

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