Divided US Supreme Court rules on whether corporations can be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute

Jesner v Arab Bank Plc No. 16-499, 584 U.S. _(2018)

By a narrow 5-4 majority, the United States Supreme Court held that it did not have the authority under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) to determine civil liability for foreign corporations that engage in gross human rights violations in contravention of international law.

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