Posts tagged "international law"

United States Supreme Court Hold Foreign Government Taking From Own Citizens Does Not Fall Within Exception To Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

The Supreme Court of the United States recently held in Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp that Germany was immune from suit brought by heirs of Jewish art dealers on the grounds that the heirs' claims did not fall within an exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ("FSIA").

Can U.S. Companies Can Be Sued in the U.S. for their Supplier's Human Rights Violations? Supreme Court to Weigh In.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a pair of cases that question the role of the U.S. court system in holding companies accountable for profiting from child slavery in foreign countries. The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) gives federal courts jurisdiction to hear lawsuits filed by non-U.S. citizens for some violations of international law. In two related cases, the Supreme Court will decide whether U.S. corporations--as opposed to individuals--may be liable under the statute, and whether the allegations of corporate wrongdoing in these cases were sufficiently connected to the U.S.  

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