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Other Decisions 14-1810 and 14-1934 (31/01/2016)

Authority: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Date: 01/31/2016

Subject: The decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit excluded the applicability of the Alien Tort Statute, in order to recognize the jurisdiction of American courts with regard to violations of international law committed against a Somali national outside the American territory, in the light of the decision of the USA Supreme Court in the case Kiobel vs Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

Parties: Farhan Mohamoud Tani Warfaa v. Yusuf Abdi Ali

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Torture - Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal

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