Brief of Amici Curiae English Law Practitioners Martyn Day, Richard Hermer QC, Richard Meeran, and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh in Support of Petitioners

49 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2012

Date Written: June 22, 2012

Abstract

Amici wish to ensure that the Court is informed that, contrary to the suggestion of the Brief Amici Curiae submitted by the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, 2 under English common law and the Brussels Regime, there is nothing extraordinary or extravagant in the extraterritorial scope of the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. § 1350. Nor does extraterritorial application violate any norms of international law. In fact, English courts may assume jurisdiction over international law violations committed overseas in circumstances that mirror the assumption of jurisdiction of U.S. courts in ATS cases.

Keywords: extraterritoriality, Kiobel, Alien Tort Statute, jurisdiction

JEL Classification: F23, F40, H73, K2, L22, O19, P50

Suggested Citation

Kirshner, Jodie A., Brief of Amici Curiae English Law Practitioners Martyn Day, Richard Hermer QC, Richard Meeran, and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh in Support of Petitioners (June 22, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2089490 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2089490

Jodie A. Kirshner (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge ( email )

Cambridge, CB3 0DS
United Kingdom

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