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."
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