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What is Left of the Alien Tort Statute after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum? - PodcastOn April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., holding that the Alien Tort Statute does not have extraterritorial reach.  This halts the recent trend of parties being hauled into United States courts for alleged torts that occurred in another country with no connection to the United States.  This teleforum discusses the implications of this landmark decision.


  • Prof. Chimène Keitner, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Prof. Julian G. Ku, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of International Programs, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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