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7 Mar 2012, 7:09 am by Marco Simons
Pena-Irala, in which a Paraguayan torturer was found in the US and sued by his victims for committing torture in Paraguay. [read post]
26 Feb 2012, 2:28 pm by Kurt T. Koehler
  In 1980 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived the statute ruling in Filartiga v. [read post]
24 Feb 2012, 9:09 pm by Lyle Denniston
Pena-Irala, launched what the Supreme Court has since described as a whole new generation of ATS litigation. [read post]
Beginning with Filartiga v Pena-Irala[2] and continuing through to Doe v Unocal[3] and more recent cases, there has been a general consensus amongst the various circuits of the US courts that both individual and corporate defendants could be held accountable under the ATS for egregious human rights abuses. [read post]
29 Nov 2011, 10:26 am by Ryan Scoville
The first published appellate opinion to interpret the statute came in 1980 in Filartiga v. [read post]
24 Jan 2011, 7:32 am
Pena-Irala (2nd Cir. 1980) (case discussed by IntLawGrrl Beth Van Schaack here):Torture is the highest sin. [read post]
21 Sep 2010, 6:58 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
To the contrary, the Second Circuit’s landmark opinion in Filartiga v. [read post]
21 Sep 2010, 5:27 pm by Trey Childress
To the contrary, the Second Circuit’s landmark opinion in Filartiga v. [read post]
26 Sep 2007, 9:02 am
Pena-Irala, 577 F.Supp. 860, 864 (E.D.N.Y.1984) (after entry of default, the court determined an award of damages by "look[ing] first to Paraguayan law in determining the remedy for the violation of international law"). [read post]