E23: SCOTUS Déjà vu: Holding Corporations Liable for Human Rights Violations


The U.S. Supreme Court agreed in 2011 to decide if corporations can be liable for supporting human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. But a high court change of heart left that issue unresolved.

The question of corporate liability is back before the justices and will be argued October 11 in Jesner v. Arab Bank

Bloomberg BNA’s Kimberly Robinson and Patrick Gregory discuss what’s at issue, the statutory revolution behind the lawsuit, and where the Supreme Court is likely to land in this podcast.

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