What is Left of the Alien Tort Statute after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum?

International & National Security Law Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Monday, April 22, 2013 02:00 PM
End : Monday, April 22, 2013 03:00 PM

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Featured Speakers:
Julian Ku
Chimène Keitner


On April 17, the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., holding that the Alien Tort Statute does not have extraterritorial reach.  This halts the recent trend of parties being hauled into United States courts for alleged torts that occurred in another country with no connection to the United States.  This teleforum will discuss the implications of this landmark decision.


  • Prof. Chimène Keitner, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Prof. Julian G. Ku, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of International Programs, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Call begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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