Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute: Developments under Nestlé v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe

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The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) allows federal courts to hear lawsuits filed by foreign nationals for torts committed in violation of international law. The 2021 U.S. Supreme Court cases of Nestlé v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe consider whether suits under the ATS are permissible against these U.S. corporations that allegedly aided and abetted in perpetration of child slavery on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast. The Court is specifically considering two issues: whether there can be ATS liability against U.S. corporate defendants and whether aiding and abetting liability is permitted under the statute. 

Please join us for a presentation by Professor Tyler Giannini of Harvard Law School regarding these two cases and their possible impact on ATS-based litigation in the future.


Thursday, September 30, 2021


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Webinar Login Opens at 11:30 am)

CLE Credits:

1.00 Law & Legal Procedure


Tyler Giannini – Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


Please click here to register.