In 2010, the Second Circuit ruled in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum that the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), which allows lawsuits in US courts for violations of international law, does not create a legal basis for suits against corporations. This decision is now under review by the US Supreme Court with oral arguments scheduled for Tuesday, February 28. The Court’s ruling could have major ramifications for the future of litigation against corporations in U.S. courts for human rights violations that take place outside the United States. Join a panel of well-known experts for a discussion of what questions the Court asked, what the oral argument suggests for a decision later this year, and what lies ahead for the ATS.
WilmerHale Partner Jonathan Cedarbaum is a featured speaker at this event.