Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20166
No(s). s. 99-7223[L], -7245[XAP] (2d Cir. Sep 14, 2000)

The court upholds in part and reverses in part a district court dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds of individuals' Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) suit alleging that a foreign oil company participated in human rights violations in Nigeria. The court first holds that the district court properly h...