Curran on Extraterritoriality, Universal Jurisdiction, and the Challenge of Kiobel

Vivian Grosswald Curran (University of Pittsburgh – School of Law) has posted Extraterritoriality, Universal Jurisdiction, and the Challenge of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. on SSRN.

This article analyzes Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. as a point of juncture between extraterritorial and universal jurisdiction, inasmuch as it harks from two lines of case law which have both overlapping and distinctive attributes. It also touches on the comparative law challenge to international law, ending by noting the immense leaps and bounds of the field since the days of the valiant Helmuth von Moltke.

The article is forthcoming in the Maryland Journal of International Law.

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