Elizabeth Holland

Elizabeth Holland

Foley Hoag LLP

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ATS Case Developments Post-Kiobel: Interpreting the “Touch and Concern” Standard

The past few months have seen a few interesting developments in cases in which Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) claims factor prominently. This judicial activity, much of which focuses on the significance of the presumption against...more

9/16/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. SCOTUS

What Might Liability under the ATS Look Like Post-Kiobel?: The Example of Private Contractors

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum a number of questions remain as to whether corporations may be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) for serious violations of human rights....more

6/17/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Human Rights Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. SCOTUS

New Charter Outlines Concrete Steps to Implement the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Contractors

The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association recently published its Charter. This marks a critical step in the establishment of oversight and governance processes to operationalize the...more

4/11/2013 - Audits Compliance Contractors Human Rights ICoC

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