Extraterritoriality, Universal Jurisdiction, and the Challenge of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 28, p. 76, 2013
15 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 3, 2013
This article analyzes Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. as a point of juncture between extraterritorial and universal jurisdiction, inasmuch as it harks from two lines of case law which have both overlapping and distinctive attributes. It also touches on the comparative law challenge to international law, ending by noting the immense leaps and bounds of the field since the days of the valiant Helmuth von Moltke.
Keywords: Extraterritorial jurisdiction; universal jurisdiction; Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.; international human rights; international law
JEL Classification: K19, K22, K33, K39, K41, K42
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