See the transcript of the hearings on Kiobel of 1st October 2012
The US Department of Justice has presented a supplemental brief in Kiobel et al v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co et al (USSC, N° 10-1491).
As it is well known, the question is whether and under what circumstances the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. 1350, allows courts to recognize a cause of action for violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign other than the United States.
Even though this brief may disappoint some expectations, its very content has several points of great interest that deserve to be read and debated.
See the amicus brief on: 10-1491bssacUnitedStates-2