Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum: Does the Alien Tort Statute Reach Human Rights Violations Occurring Abroad?

Jan 30, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

Kiobel, pending in the US Supreme Court, arose from alleged human rights violations in Nigeria. The victims’ families filed suit in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute against the oil companies for their alleged role in the atrocities.

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Are Corporations Immune From Accountability For International Human Rights Violations?

Jan 22, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

Kiobel, pending in the US Supreme Court, arose from alleged human rights violations in Nigeria. The victims’ families filed suit in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute against the oil companies for their alleged role in the atrocities.