Tuesday, July 31 Hot Topic
Transnational Liability Litigation and the Alien Tort Statute in the Wake of the Kiobel Decision
Robert Percival, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
By the end of June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the Kiobel case, which raises the question whether corporations can be held liable for violations of international law under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). This talk will examine the Supreme Court’s Kiobel decision and its implications for future efforts to hold corporations liable for environmental harm in transnational litigation.
The SCOTUS blog has an extensive page on the Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum case, which includes a link to the 2d Circuit opinion, a short introduction to the case, “Kiobel: Made Simple,” and an online symposium in which 11 law professors discuss the intricacies of the case.
The text of the Alien Tort Statute is available online as a link from the SCOTUS Blog.
JULIEN points readers toward the nine books we own by Bob Percival, as well as books under the subject heading: United States.Alien Tort Claims Act,