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April 18, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority

Posted by Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini

In a 9-0 decision authored by Justice Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the use of the term “individual” in the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) encompasses only natural persons.  Consequently, the TVPA does not impose liability against organizations for acts of torture and extrajudicial killing.  The full decision is available here.

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