Arab Today, arab today us supreme court to rehear shell oil human rights case
Last Updated : GMT 15:16:44
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

US Supreme Court to re-hear Shell oil human rights case

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today US Supreme Court to re-hear Shell oil human rights case

Washington - AFP

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments a second time in a dispute between oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and Nigerian victims of torture. The Supreme Court heard a first round of arguments by attorneys last week on the issue of large companies\' responsibility for human rights violations committed outside the United States. The case could make corporations liable for acts of torture and genocide. In an unusual decision, the nine justices announced they would hear the matter again at their next session in fall 2012 before ruling on the case. They asked the parties to clarify their written arguments before spring. The case involves 12 Nigerians who accuse Shell of \"complicity in human rights violations committed against them in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta in Nigeria between 1992 and 1995.\" \"These violations included torture, extrajudicial executions and crimes against humanity,\" their complaint says. They say Shell \"aided and abetted the Nigerian government in committing human rights abuses.\" The complaint also says, \"For the victims of human rights violations, such cases often provide the only opportunity to obtain any remedy for their suffering.\" The justices expressed differing viewpoints at the hearing last Tuesday. \"What business does a case like that have in the courts of the United States?\" Associate Justice Samuel Alito asked Tuesday. \"There\'s no connection to the US whatsoever.\" But his colleague, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said: \"I think most countries in the world have such a notion that corporations are responsible for the acts of their agents.\" The court is trying to decide corporations\' liability under terms of the US Alien Tort Statute. The 1789 law gives US courts jurisdiction over \"any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.\" Torts refer to non-criminal wrongdoing that unfairly cause loss or harm to other persons. In a separate claim under the Alien Tort Statute, 19 Nigerians have filed a petition to the Supreme Court against US oil giant Chevron. The Court might ultimately decide both cases simultaneously.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 21:21 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Shaikh Nasser praises BIDEC 2017 royal patronage

GMT 20:39 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week

GMT 13:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Samsung's revamped Bixby takes on Amazon Alexa

GMT 21:35 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

King congratulated by Premier on BIDEC success

GMT 21:27 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Shaikh Nasser praises Derasat efforts

GMT 11:54 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Airbnb rentals boom across Africa

GMT 18:06 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three companies offering to search for MH370

GMT 19:24 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Royal Jordanian eyes operating profit this year
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today us supreme court to rehear shell oil human rights case Arab Today, arab today us supreme court to rehear shell oil human rights case

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today us supreme court to rehear shell oil human rights case Arab Today, arab today us supreme court to rehear shell oil human rights case

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

GMT 12:59 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia
Arab Today, arab today Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat

GMT 09:23 2017 Friday ,20 October

Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:29 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Designer produced new set of ornaments

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 19:29 2017 Tuesday ,29 August

Yomna: decoration leaved positive effects
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday