Alien Tort Statute Litigation Client Alert

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. | April.19.2013

This alert examines the US Supreme Court’s much-awaited decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., which addressed the question of whether a federal court may recognize a cause of action under the Alien Tort Statute for violations of the "laws of nations" occurring within the territory of a sovereign nation other than the United States.