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Business and Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts Before and after Kiobel

10 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015 Last revised: 19 Aug 2015

William S. Dodge

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

This Chapter examines the landscape for business and human rights cases in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) both before and after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. It concludes that such cases today face a series of challenges, including personal jurisdiction, the question of corporate liability, the standard for aiding and abetting liability, and satisfying Kiobel’s “touch and concern” test.

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Dodge, William S., Business and Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts Before and after Kiobel (April 1, 2015). UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 440. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2625691 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2625691

William S. Dodge (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA CA 95616-5201
United States

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