Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20083
No(s). 10-1491 (U.S. Apr 17, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to claims under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The case arose after a group of Nigerian nationals residing in the United States filed suit in federal court against certain Dutch, British, and Nigerian oil corporation...