Can Personal Injuries or Death Orchestrated by International Terror Groups Qualify as a Tort Remedied in United States' Courts?

17 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010

Date Written: March 22, 2010

Abstract

Can personal injuries or death orchestrated by international terror groups qualify as a tort remedied in United States' courts?

Do courts in the United stated have the qualifying jurisdiction to hear (entertain) cases involving international terror actors, even when their terror activities took place at an international (foreign) scene?

Can United States courts have the qualifying jurisdiction to make awards (compensation) or remedy to victims of terror who are foreign, even when the terror act resulting into injurie(s) or death(s) occurred outside the United States?

This article answers the above questions. Indeed later developments in United States Courts, Congressional enactments and International political developments have all had a part to play in this scene.

This article can be of interest to those who study, International Law, Public International Law, Legal Procedure and Foreign Policy.

Keywords: Can international terror injuries or death qualify as a tort?, Is terror a tort?, Compensating victims of terror, United States courts can hear foreign terror cases; Foreign terrorists in United States courts, United States court jurisdiction on international terrorists, Foreign terror in US courts

Suggested Citation

Cwinya-ai, Robert Ongom, Can Personal Injuries or Death Orchestrated by International Terror Groups Qualify as a Tort Remedied in United States' Courts? (March 22, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1576331 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1576331

Robert Ongom Cwinya-ai (Contact Author)

Port of New Orleans Legal Office ( email )

Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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