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ATS of the north? Canadian court allows suit to continue for human rights abuses committed abroad

Canada - August 7 2013 The Superior Court of Justice of Ontario's recent ruling in the matters of Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., Caal Caal v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., and...


The ATS’s second act: the Supreme Court looks to address the unanswered questions of Kiobel

USA - April 23 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert on April 22 in two important cases for the future application of the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") following its...


Supreme Court holds that plaintiffs must overcome presumption against extraterritoriality in alien tort statute cases

USA - April 17 2013 Earlier today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the case that was to decide whether the Alien Tort...


The future of the alien tort statute, take II: The U.S. supreme court hears new arguments on extraterritorial liability

USA - October 3 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court started its new term on Monday with a holdover from the last term....


U.S. Supreme Court holds that the TVPA does not apply to organizations, but corporate officers are still fair game

USA - April 23 2012 Renewing speculation about the future of corporate liability for human rights abuses, last week the Supreme Court held unanimously in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority that the Torture Victims Protection Act (“TVPA") cannot be used to sue organizations, and by extension, corporations....