TortsProf Blog

Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Univ. School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Monday, September 29, 2008

Keitner on Ninth Circuit's Alien Tort Statute Decision

Chimène Keitner (UC Hastings) recently wrote a guest post at Opinio Juris analyzing the Ninth Circuit's decision on the Alien Tort Statute (mentioned in Friday's roundup).   Keitner finds three lessons in the decision:  "1. The crime of genocide requires that the perpetrator act with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a protected group. ...2. Crimes against humanity need not involve state action.... [and] 3. The Rome Statute does not codify customary international law."

- SBS 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2008/09/keitner-on-nint.html

Current Affairs | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef010534e0077f970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Keitner on Ninth Circuit's Alien Tort Statute Decision :

Comments

Post a comment