We’ve previously discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The American Lawyer Litigation Daily has just published a column by my colleague, Andy Pincus, responding to another columnist’s lament that Kiobel has rendered claims under the Alien Tort Statute “a zombie doctrine—not quite alive and not quite dead.”  Andy provides a dose of reality about the history of ATS litigation in the United States, and explains why private litigation is not the most productive way to respond to human rights concerns.  Both columns are well worth reading to get a sense of the debate over Kiobel’s ramifications.

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