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Some Quick Thoughts on Transnational Human Rights Litigation in American Courts After Kiobel

by Professor Burt Neuborne [*] The hope that the ATS would permit entrepreneurial lawyers to choreograph international human rights cases involving: (1) alien plaintiffs; (2) alien corporate defendants; and (3) acts wholly occurring abroad into an American court in an effort … Continue reading

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Earlier Supreme Court Jurisprudence Shows Hope Not Lost for Those Seeking Corporate Accountability in U.S. Courts

By: Carey Shenkman[*] Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court set a deeply alarming precedent in its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, holding in substance 5-4 that the presumption against extraterritoriality defends corporations from being held accountable for human rights abuses like torture, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. A.T.S.? How much of the Alien Tort Statute survives the Supreme Court’s Kiobel Decision?

This morning, the Supreme Court dismissed the human rights claims of a group of Nigerian nationals against Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) under the Alien Tort Statute (A.T.S.) in a 9-0 decision, though the justices split 5-4 as to the reasoning. … Continue reading

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Opinio Juris Online Symposium for Vol. 45, No. 1

The NYU Journal of International Law and Politics is proud to once again partner with Opinio Juris for an online symposium around Jenia Iontcheva Turner’s article, Policing International Prosecutors. Over the next two days, a number of scholars will be responding to Professor Turner’s article … Continue reading

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Vol. 45, No. 1 Available Online

Our fall issue, Vol. 45, No. 1, is now available to view online. This issue includes pieces by Arnulf Becker Lorca on the global war on terror, Pammela Quinn Saunders on enforcing human rights, and Jenia Iontcheva Turner on the regulation and policing … Continue reading

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Arbitration and Right of Access to Justice: Tips for a Successful Marriage

The arbitration, a form of private justice paid by the parties, and the right of access to justice regardless the financial obstacles guaranteed by the European Convention of Human Rights are predetermined to have a difficult relationship. Nevertheless, their “marriage” … Continue reading

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JILP Achievement in Marden Competition

Congratulations to JILP Managing Editing Harold Williford for outstanding success in the Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition.  Based on his combined brief and oral argument score, he will be among the twelve competitors advancing to the Spring Semi-Final Round.  In addition, Harold is … Continue reading

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Tug of War Symposium This Thursday

The Journal of International Law and Politics is pleased to invite you to attend our 2012 symposium this Thursday, October 25th. Our all day event, entitled “Tug of War: The Tension Between Regulation and International Cooperation,” will feature panel discussions … Continue reading

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Announcement of the JILP Peer Review Award

It is our pleasure to announce the winner of the Journal of International Law and Politics Peer Review Award for Volume 44: Harlan Grant Cohen, for his piece Finding International Law, Part II: Our Fragmenting Legal Community. The award recognizes … Continue reading

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JILP Seeking L.L.M. Graduate Editors

JILP is currently soliciting applications for membership on the journal from NYU LL.M. students. Those who are accepted will be “Graduate Editors” on JILP, and will be responsible for three hours per week of office hours and for fulfilling other … Continue reading

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