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United States: 2d Cir. Allows Confiscation of Iranian Property to Pay Wrongful Death Judgment

2010-06-15, New York, United States. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit upheld the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y. allowing a victim of a Hamas bombing in Israel to attach Iranian bank’s property in satisfaction of a civil judgment.  The case arose as a result of the [...]
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USA: Samantar v. Yousuf: USSC Votes for Accountability

2010-06-01, Washington D.C., U.S.A. The USSC rendered its judgment in Samantar v. Yousuf - a case filed by the CJA on behalf of victims of  violations of human rights against a former Somali Minister of Defense and Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Samantar.  The claim was brought under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 and the Alien Tort Statute. [...]
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US: SCOTUS Hears Immunity Arguments in the Torture Case against an Ex-Somali PM

2010-03-05, Washington, D.C., USA. SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Samantar v. Yousuf et al., a civil case brought by 5 plaintiffs against Mohamed Ali Samantar, a former Prime Minister of Somalia, now a resident of Virginia, United States. The case was initiated by the Center for Justice and Accountability.The defendant’s reliance on the Foreign Sovereign [...]
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